Reports Report 1553e (Event 1553-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1553-2012
Observer
NameChris
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was the first fireball I have ever experienced, and it was an amazing sight. Initial white/green streak followed by an incredibly bright, silent flare that lit up everything around, and ending in a glowing orange trail that slowly fell to the ground, fading as it did. Left me speechless when it happened, that\'s how impressive it was.
Location
AddressWilliford, AR
Latitude36° 14' 37.89'' N (36.24°)
Longitude 91° 21' 40.05'' W (-91.36°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-10-19 02:45 CDT
UT Date & Time2012-10-19 07:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth78.57°
First azimuth79.23°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth91.94°
Last elevation55°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
ColorWhite / Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration90s
Length-1°
RemarksIt started out as a bright orange trail slowly falling towards the ground. Due to wind conditions it drifted as it fell, and eventually ending up making a backwards c-shape down through the atmosphere before finally fading out entirely.http://www.flickr.com/photos/t1g4h/8102193778/You can see a photo of it there, in the middle/upper left of the photo. This was a 30 second exposure and it was right after the initial fireball.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe flash was a bright, bright shade of white/green. It was bright enough to light up the entire night sky and all of my surroundings, and was perfectly silent. Definitely brighter than the moon, but I\'m not sure if I\'d say it was bright as the sun. Very impressive flare though.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-