Reports Report 3478bz (Event 3478-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3478-2020
Observer
NameJosh W
Experience Level1/5
RemarksMy son saw this along side me. As a pilot, I had concerns of an aircraft failure as well but concluded this was likely something from space. it was different than anything I've ever witnessed.
Location
AddressAlto, TX
Latitude31° 36' 1.56'' N (31.6°)
Longitude 95° 8' 25.08'' W (-95.14°)
Elevation87.55m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-18 02:02 CDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-18 07:02 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle93°
Moving
Facing azimuth252.5°
First azimuth241.86°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth283.82°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorYellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length15°
RemarksIt appeared to but out while still above the horizon. There was a distance 3 pcs that were the primary source of flames/light. The initial one in front and two following
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-