Reports Report 3340o (Event 3340-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3340-2015
Observer
NameBarbara
Experience Level3/5
RemarksSince it was dusk when we saw it, it is difficult to rate the brightness. The sky was still quite light at the time, so my estimate of its brightness may be low. On a personal note, at 71 years of age, after observing meteor showers my whole life, this is the first fireball I've ever seen. I had read a lot of stories about this year's Taurids, and have been out obsering every night I could. I'd mentioned the 61-year cycle to some young neighbors who were here with us when we saw it, so it was fun to share the experience with a younger generation, who might still be around in 61 years!
Location
AddressOakland, AR
Latitude36° 26' 36.83'' N (36.44°)
Longitude 92° 33' 54.7'' W (-92.57°)
Elevation271.92m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-11-11 17:30 CST
UT Date & Time2015-11-11 23:30 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle91°
Moving
Facing azimuth181.68°
First azimuth137.65°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth241.34°
Last elevation43°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-25
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksExploded into 2 pieces, then got brighter for an instant
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSee answer to last question