Reports Report 919b (Event 919-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 919-2019
Observer
NameScott D
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was one of the brightest fireballs I have ever seen. I thought it was headlights reflecting in the window of my truck until it flashed and fragmented. Very exciting experience.
Location
AddressWink, TX
Latitude31° 47' 55.96'' N (31.8°)
Longitude 103° 15' 55.36'' W (-103.27°)
Elevation872.91m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-02-26 06:22 CST
UT Date & Time2019-02-26 12:22 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle250°
Moving
Facing azimuth251.5°
First azimuth252.27°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth189.39°
Last elevation40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksFlash occurred after approximately 2 or 3 seconds. Flash was bright enough to light up the night sky and I actually mistook the fireball for headlight reflection until it broke up and I realized what it was.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksFragmented into 3 discernable pieces. Two small one large. Fireball terminated less than one second after fragmenting.