Reports Report 6169bv (Event 6169-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6169-2019
Observer
NameWalter C
Experience Level3/5
RemarksOn my running social media app, I counted six other Houston area runners that reported seeing it this morning.
Location
AddressHouston, TX
Latitude29° 46' 17.76'' N (29.77°)
Longitude 95° 37' 16.71'' W (-95.62°)
Elevation20.25m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-12-05 05:35 CST
UT Date & Time2019-12-05 11:35 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle120°
Moving
Facing azimuth219.35°
First azimuth171.65°
First elevation34°
Last azimuth200.7°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length20°
RemarksA blue afterglow that may have been illuminating a smoke trail.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIncreased in brightness and thickness to a "flash" point then continued as a much thinner and dimmer line another 10 degrees.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAfter the flash the thin remaining line did appear to have multiple fragments that were not distinct enough to count. < 5.