Reports Report 3478ac (Event 3478-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3478-2020
Observer
NameTom B
Experience Level3/5
RemarksMy wife also witnessed the event. Entire viewing lasted almost 2 min before most of the tail disappeared after it disintegrated.
Location
AddressLiberty Hill, TX
Latitude30° 39' 34.55'' N (30.66°)
Longitude 98° 6' 49.49'' W (-98.11°)
Elevation417.84m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-18 02:00 CDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-18 07:00 UT
Duration>60s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle91°
Moving
Facing azimuth270°
First azimuth260°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth285°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorLooked like more than 1 piece almost .75 miles long. Large range of colors with fragments. Most amazing thing I've seen in the night sky.
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length60°
RemarksGlowing train, sparkling with the lead pieces glowing much brighter. The train was also very wide due to the size of the meteors.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksTail was almost solid but in small particles burning as it traveled South to North. I initially thought it was a very large plane on fire traveling level with the horizon.