Reports Report 793k (Event 793-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 793-2012
Observer
NameSi S
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThought it might be fireworks at first, but discounted that quickly due to the speed, size, and relative distance.
Location
AddressHillsboro, TX
Latitude32° 6' 25.22'' N (32.11°)
Longitude 97° 6' 42.95'' W (-97.11°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-06-05 22:09 CDT
UT Date & Time2012-06-06 03:09 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth299.53°
First azimuth0.69°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth297.51°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorRed head, light phosphoru
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksThought I heard a pop (above the car engine noise) after it disappeared.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration4s
Length-1°
RemarksDriving north on I-35W, about mile marker 5. Saw the object as it was due north of me, at about 25 degrees above the horizon. I traveled at about 290 degrees (WNW) and descended down to about 15 degrees above the horizon before it disappeared. Lasted about 4 seconds (probably longer than that today, but I did not see it until it was in front of me and low enough for me to see in the windshield). It appeared to have a redish ball, with a light phosphorus green tail glowing tail the entire time, about 5 degrees long from my field of view.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-