Reports Report 1541a (Event 1541-2011)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1541-2011
Observer
NameDavid K
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThe train was not straight; there was some deviation in the downward path. But generally the meteor went straight down to the west as we drove west on Farmville Road. It was directly over the road in the narrow gap of trees cut for the road. Very unusual slow descent and strong luminosity as it went downward. This fireball looked quite similar to the one we reported at Tuskegee Alabama on Dec. 3 this year. This fireball was about 22 hours after onset of the Geminid peak.
Location
AddressAuburn, AL
Latitude32° 39' 48.45'' N (32.66°)
Longitude 85° 30' 16.32'' W (-85.5°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-12-14 20:02 CST
UT Date & Time2011-12-15 02:02 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth255.47°
First azimuth254.93°
First elevation49°
Last azimuth-1°
Last elevation24°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
Colorgreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length25°
RemarksThe train glowed with the same green color as the fireball itself.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-