Reports Report 9579iy (Event 9579-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 9579-2022
NameNaomi L
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI believe this to have been a magnesium (due to it's green color) meteor (due to it's, trajectory, shape and characteristics). I wish I could've photographed it, but because my home is in a bit of a valley between two mountains and all though I look up to the sky often, those mountains often block much of the sky at the horizon, so it's often difficult to catch sight of something for very long, and since this was a chance sighting of something that's there one moment and gone the next; I feel blessed that when it first appeared; I was able to catch it from my peripheral field view—and did so in time to turn towards it and watch it in it's full glory—as if it were meant for me to see before leaving my visable field. I'm outside a lot with my horses so I get to watch the sky every night as long as it's clear and I continue do so even from my bed every night. I see all sorts of things, but I've never seen a meteor!
AddressPinnacle, NC
Latitude36° 22' 30.34'' N (36.38°)
Longitude 80° 25' 1.71'' W (-80.42°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-12-01 19:40 EST
UT Date & Time2022-12-02 00:40 UT
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle101°
Facing azimuth359.39°
First azimuth345°
First elevation37°
Last azimuth35°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-14
ColorBall center light green, darker green edges & tail with some yellow sparks
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
Terminal flash
RemarksI don't understand for certain what's meant by terminal explosion, but it had a large bright green glowing ball at it's front with a connected "tail" decending in size. Near the front of the meteor's tail, above and below and just behind the firey ball section; visable bright firey yellow "sparks" could be seen "breaking" off, which were rather large sized in relation to the meteor itself. The colors were lighter where it was hottest (ball's center & sparks) but darker green ball perimeter and tail.