Reports Report 1490a (Event 1490-2011)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1490-2011
Observer
NameSamantha J
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI can\'t remember much about the time of night, I know it was late - between ten and eleven. I knew it wasn\'t just a shooting star though because I\'ve seen plenty of those. I had no idea what it could have been until now. It started out like a shooting/falling star, brightened up in a white \'explosion\', then had a diminishing green tail and disappeared. Absolutely beautiful
Location
AddressMartin, TN
Latitude36° 21' 58.26'' N (36.37°)
Longitude 88° 52' 5.96'' W (-88.87°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-12-07 22:30 CST
UT Date & Time2011-12-08 04:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth26.83°
First azimuth14.28°
First elevation72°
Last azimuth33.3°
Last elevation57°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorWent from white to green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration4s
Length-1°
RemarksThe \"fireball\" lit up white then left a a diminishing green streak, or train, behind it. If the fireball had been scaled down to the size of a quarter, the train would be about 2-2 1/2 inches long
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksAt first it looked like a shooting star, then it lit up in a sort of bright white explosion (then ended with the diminishing green train).
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-