Reports Report 302dm (Event 302-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 302-2017
Observer
NameScott F
Experience Level3/5
RemarksMost incredible meteor event ever witnessed, never seen any natural event in the sky so bright
Location
AddressArlington, TX
Latitude32° 40' 42.14'' N (32.68°)
Longitude 97° 6' 44.86'' W (-97.11°)
Elevation205.08m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-01-30 06:30 CST
UT Date & Time2017-01-30 12:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle254°
Moving
Facing azimuth260.35°
First azimuth269.34°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth235.01°
Last elevation22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length20°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe flash after/during explosion was incredibly bright considering so close to sunrise, brighter than a full moon, with fragmentation
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksthe fragmentation plume around at the end of the terminal flash was bright but the diameter less than terminal flash given the indication of fast movement