Reports Report 1414p (Event 1414-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1414-2017
Observer
NameDeb B
Experience Level4/5
RemarksIt was something I will never forget. I've never experienced anything like it in all the years I've been watching shooting stars. Amazing....just absolutely amazing. It didn't travel across the sky, but fell straight down out of the sky. One huge shooting star that was so brillant, and a thick streak of light. It appeared suddenly over the Gulf of Mexico sky....nothing was in the sky or near at the time.
Location
AddressOrange Beach, AL
Latitude30° 16' 25.61'' N (30.27°)
Longitude 87° 34' 14.1'' W (-87.57°)
Elevation4.94m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-04-18 22:05 CDT
UT Date & Time2017-04-19 03:05 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth158.12°
First azimuth171.03°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth154.67°
Last elevation13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorLight Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt appears as a bright flash falling what seemed to be straight down. Like a huge bright falling star falling straight down to earth. There was a very long tail following that faded with small bright dots in the tail end of the appearance.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAs it fell straight down to the earth, it appeared of have just a few bright then fading dots in the tail end.