Reports Report 4667x (Event 4667-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4667-2017
Observer
NameMichael P
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was the third brightest fireball I have witnessed in 44 years on earth. When I was 17 I watched the Mir Space Station fall to earth and saw a giant basketball size fireball with a huge multicolored train in 2007 or 2008 this was up there though.
Location
AddressDallas, TX
Latitude32° 44' 53.25'' N (32.75°)
Longitude 96° 48' 2.4'' W (-96.8°)
Elevation129.54m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-11-25 23:52 CST
UT Date & Time2017-11-26 05:52 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle182°
Moving
Facing azimuth315°
First azimuth310°
First elevation70°
Last azimuth315°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksI heard a faint crackle and then a boom
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length25°
RemarksI saw the object break into 4-5 pieces at about 30 degrees above the horizon with each piece slightly on its own trajectory
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw the object break into 4-5 pieces at about 30 degrees above the horizon with each piece slightly on its own trajectory