Reports Report 4578e (Event 4578-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4578-2017
Observer
NamePeter M
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was facing east toward the Gulf of Mexico at sunset. The fireball was maybe halfway overhead and was bending toward the ocean. It was green and yellow and very bright, like commercial fireworks before they explode. I thought it could have been an airplane or a satellite streaming into the atmosphere. It sort of fizzled out before it reached the horizon. I have seen meteors before but nothing this big and bright and close to the earth. I thought for sure it would strike the ocean but i didn't see or hear anything. It was extremely cool.
Location
AddressCorpus Christi, TX
Latitude27° 36' 14.26'' N (27.6°)
Longitude 97° 12' 29.96'' W (-97.21°)
Elevation0.44m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-11-22 17:50 CST
UT Date & Time2017-11-22 23:50 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle250°
Moving
Facing azimuth110°
First azimuth91.95°
First elevation36°
Last azimuth92.86°
Last elevation16°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorGreen, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-