Reports Report 4578c (Event 4578-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4578-2017
Observer
NameNicholas S
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt lasted approximately 15 seconds and started small like an airplane and eventually became a very bright blue flashing orb with a blue firey trail behind it followed by some flickering and then a bright blue explosion at which point it disappeared. The part of the highway I was on was somewhat well lit but the sun had already set and the crescent moon was out. The fireball was still very visible and very bright. I have seen many shooting stars and it was much slower, much larger, and way brighter with a larger trail than I had ever remotely seen before.
Location
AddressHempstead, TX
Latitude30° 9' 30.25'' N (30.16°)
Longitude 96° 4' 5.54'' W (-96.07°)
Elevation79.1m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-11-22 18:00 CST
UT Date & Time2017-11-23 00:00 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle266°
Moving
Facing azimuth190°
First azimuth210°
First elevation43°
Last azimuth175°
Last elevation32°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt began flashing bright blue toward the last 3rd of its seen path followed by what appeared to be a flarring explosion at which point it dissappeared 0.5 second after
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-