Reports Report 1281s (Event 1281-2011)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1281-2011
Observer
NameChristi
Experience Level2/5
RemarksMy son Lance is the one that actually saw it and believed it to be a shooting star. When he brought me outside he described it as a giant fireball and it left at least a mile or two smoke trail. The trail was still present after 30 minutes in the sky.
Location
AddressHouston, TX
Latitude29° 48' 40.7'' N (29.81°)
Longitude 95° 8' 48.3'' W (-95.15°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-11-04 22:50 CDT
UT Date & Time2011-11-05 03:50 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving direction-
Descent Angle-
Moving
Facing azimuth70.84°
First azimuth64.88°
First elevation90°
Last azimuth66.91°
Last elevation90°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-27
Colorfire red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksDo remember hearing a sound but cannot describe it.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration-1s
Length-1°
RemarksThere was and still is at 11:27pm from the time the fireball came over to now you can still see a smoke trail.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
RemarksNot sure what that is?? But did not see explosion.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-