Reports Report 3262h (Event 3262-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3262-2018
Observer
NameDarren M
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIncredible, chilling sight. So big and bright I honestly thought a plan was crashing and felt terror. Then when it became obvious it was a fireball I felt relieved and so lucky to have seen it. Just wow.
Location
AddressSt. Louis, MO
Latitude38° 30' 36.32'' N (38.51°)
Longitude 90° 18' 58.78'' W (-90.32°)
Elevation167.96m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-08-27 20:38 CDT
UT Date & Time2018-08-28 01:38 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle160°
Moving
Facing azimuth286.75°
First azimuth283.72°
First elevation62°
Last azimuth292.56°
Last elevation19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration8s
Length12°
RemarksGlowing train, got brighter as it fell
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt broke into pieces before my eyes, then the pieces disappeared. It was chilling to behold. And awesome.