Reports Report 3478by (Event 3478-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3478-2020
Observer
NameDAVID C
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI had thought that it was possibly like a rocket/booster when I saw it through binoculars. I then used my phone to photograph the trailing "fireball" as it went across behind a building and then exiting from behind the building just south of west when I started to photograph it. This photo is the best one. I believe I accidentally deleted three other photos I took but they were much poorer quality, although they would have had time stamps that would have aided in determining how long the trail was visible.
Location
AddressSan Antonio, TX
Latitude29° 34' 36.2'' N (29.58°)
Longitude 98° 35' 14.11'' W (-98.59°)
Elevation305.93m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-18 02:02 CDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-18 07:02 UT
Duration≈45s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth270°
First azimuth193°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth290°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorLight Blue, Light Yellow, White I think I saw blue features/lettering
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksDuring the early stage of the view, I saw movement of the light towards the rear end which appeared to be fragmentation but the "fragment" appeared to be still connected at least visually as a light connection. This can be seen in the photo as a larger light towards the end of the trail.