Reports Report 4531jx (Event 4531-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4531-2018
Observer
NameWilliam N
Experience Level5/5
RemarksI have been observing the nighttime sky through optical instruments for over 50 years and together with Dr. John Grant have been hosting star parties at Pearl River Community College for over 20 years. Of the many fireballs I have seen, this was one of the brightest and most colorful.
Location
AddressPoplarville, MS
Latitude30° 47' 53.89'' N (30.8°)
Longitude 89° 43' 39.8'' W (-89.73°)
Elevation52.71m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-11-02 19:21 CDT
UT Date & Time2018-11-03 00:21 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle14°
Moving
Facing azimuth340.07°
First azimuth343.9°
First elevation14°
Last azimuth334.15°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorOrange, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw 2 large and long flashes connected by a trail of smoke. When the flashes faded I could no longer see the trail of smoke.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-