Reports Report 1301b (Event 1301-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1301-2018
Observer
NameDenver M
Experience Level4/5
RemarksOut of over 15 meteors that I have ever seen, this one appeared to successfully penetrate the atmosphere the farthest. It was not a flyby like most. Its trajectory was magnificently directed toward Earths surface. Once in a lifetime.
Location
AddressGainesville, TX
Latitude33° 34' 53.2'' N (33.58°)
Longitude 97° 9' 57.2'' W (-97.17°)
Elevation232.56m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-04-03 23:45 CDT
UT Date & Time2018-04-04 04:45 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle130°
Moving
Facing azimuth207°
First azimuth200°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth207°
Last elevation37°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length-
RemarksLength was 2x the triple fragment length
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe trail appeared as low as plane cruising altitude. Then broke up 3 times with visible fire. Altitude low enough to see fire as if an airplane were to explode.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksBroke up at least 3 times with visible gaps in between. It happened below observing a star that may have been Sirius or Arcturus. The final third or forth extremely flaming fragment completely disappeared.