Reports Report 1169bs (Event 1169-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1169-2017
Observer
NameJim R
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIf a fist at arms length = 10 degrees, the total horizontal train was about 35 to 45 degrees, one of the longest and brightest I've ever seen.
Location
AddressMarquez, TX
Latitude31° 9' 44.65'' N (31.16°)
Longitude 96° 7' 45.12'' W (-96.13°)
Elevation142.71m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-03-29 21:30 CDT
UT Date & Time2017-03-30 02:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle97°
Moving
Facing azimuth168°
First azimuth160°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth190°
Last elevation17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorBlue, Dark Green, Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1.5s
Length20°
RemarksThin white line (like a thin ballpoint line), growing thicker (like a thin to medium felt tip pen), then exploding (like a magic marker/highlighter)
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe thickening white line grew slightly yellower in tint until the explosion doubled or tripled its width and the color went to bright blue greenish with green predominating. The length of the explosion was about 1/8th to 1/10th of the total train.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-