Reports Report 3117r (Event 3117-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3117-2018
Observer
NameKatie N
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI saw the meteor or falling star as it fell down. My viewing was very limited by the trees above and the apartments.
Location
AddressHouston, TX
Latitude29° 44' 4.8'' N (29.73°)
Longitude 95° 33' 37.93'' W (-95.56°)
Elevation23.32m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-08-17 20:30 CDT
UT Date & Time2018-08-18 01:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle214°
Moving
Facing azimuth350.52°
First azimuth359°
First elevation11°
Last azimuth349°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-27
ColorBlue, Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
Remarksthe small fire ball (fist sized) was burning orange/yellow with white, blue and reddish fire trailing at the back of it with a small train of white light trailing behind. It was super cool!
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-