Reports Report 3478bb (Event 3478-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3478-2020
Observer
NameKonstantinos K
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI saw a fireball once before and it only lasted maybe 3-4 seconds and the smoke trail stayed for another 15-20 seconds. This was much slower and looked like something out of Armageddon the movie.
Location
AddressSan Antonio, TX
Latitude29° 38' 22.34'' N (29.64°)
Longitude 98° 29' 30.07'' W (-98.49°)
Elevation352.25m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-18 02:20 CDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-18 07:20 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle91°
Moving
Facing azimuth245.3°
First azimuth220.76°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth306.59°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration15s
Length15°
RemarksGlowing train with pieces flaring up inside the trail as the fireball continued
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksLarge pieces would come off and flare up brighter blue with a little orange.