Reports Report 6873b (Event 6873-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6873-2021
Observer
NameEric T
Experience Level3/5
RemarksPlease let me know if anyone else saw this - I've never seen a fireball split like that and it was exciting!
Location
AddressBend, TX
Latitude31° 5' 54.89'' N (31.1°)
Longitude 98° 28' 2.5'' W (-98.47°)
Elevation326.91m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-10-23 20:30 CDT
UT Date & Time2021-10-24 01:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle120°
Moving
Facing azimuth209.16°
First azimuth179.24°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth233.05°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorOrange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksFaint air rush and pop about 3 seconds after the meteor exploded
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball split into 3 round fireballs and about 3 visible smaller pieces, no bright flash. The 3 round fireballs continued across the sky for less than a second before fading.