Reports Report 677x (Event 677-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 677-2018
Observer
NameJoyce B
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt appeared from nowhere bright blue white and as it crossed the sky developed a red orange tail. It appeared to be arcing downward toward the ground.
Location
AddressHuntsville, AL
Latitude34° 46' 17.18'' N (34.77°)
Longitude 86° 38' 50.17'' W (-86.65°)
Elevation225.76m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-02-19 20:53 CST
UT Date & Time2018-02-20 02:53 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle95°
Moving
Facing azimuth90°
First azimuth180°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth-
Last elevation50°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorLight Blue developed a red orange tail as it flew
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length10°
RemarksTrain behind fireball appeared as it crossed the sky. Color was red orange appeared like particles rather than a flame. trailed off and disappeared from sight.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
RemarksIt appeared as a bright blue white flash that continued and moved across the sky south to north in front of my position
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
RemarksA trail of what appeared to be red orange particles (not a solid streak) started about halfway through my viewing of the object as it continued across the sky and appeared to be arcing. That could however been the horizon rather than the object losing altitude.