Reports Report 6169cr (Event 6169-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6169-2019
Observer
NameMarti J
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis is the first time I've ever seen a fireball, although I've seen meteor showers. Very cool. Very exciting. Very bright.
Location
AddressHouston, TX
Latitude29° 46' 12'' N (29.77°)
Longitude 95° 22' 48'' W (-95.38°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-12-05 05:33 CST
UT Date & Time2019-12-05 11:33 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle114°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth121°
First elevation48°
Last azimuth124°
Last elevation44°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorWhite fireball with pink trail
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration6s
Length15°
RemarksLooked like a vapor trail but it had a pink glow. Widened over time and then dissipated.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksBright and explosive. Significant fraction of the object ablated suddenly, then the core persisted for another 2 seconds or so.