Reports Report 4531ln (Event 4531-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4531-2018
Observer
NameGregg C
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was driving northbound when I saw the object in my left peripheral vision, so it was low in the sky. While it had recognizable traits of a meteor, it appeared to be so close (as in "right there") that I initially though it was something crashing to the ground within a quarter mile or less. Being near an airport, thoughts of disaster flashed through my mind. I turned the corner heading west and drove by the assumed point of impact (behind a busy restaurant), but nothing was on fire and no one was running and screaming. When I got home I started searching the local news for an explanation (meteor or otherwise). As meteors go, this was probably the most awesome I've ever seen.
Location
AddressTupelo, MS
Latitude34° 14' 50.79'' N (34.25°)
Longitude 88° 46' 21.55'' W (-88.77°)
Elevation95.1m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-11-02 19:21 CDT
UT Date & Time2018-11-03 00:21 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle194°
Moving
Facing azimuth359.84°
First azimuth326.35°
First elevation15°
Last azimuth277.97°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorGreen, Light Green, Orange, Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length10°
RemarksThere was a short white train behind the brighter green glowing object, and when it burst into flames there seems to be some sparks and wisps of smoke.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAlmost like a large firework starting to explode (except it appeared to be heading downwards, not upwards), the bright green object grew a bit brighter/larger, then burst into flames (red, yellow, white) just before appearing to drop out of sight behind a nearby tree line. I braced myself for whatever explosion was about to happen on the ground. A split second later, I realized I may have just seen the most spectacular meteor of my life.