Reports Report 532n (Event 532-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 532-2020
Observer
NameBill B
Experience Level2/5
RemarksWith my Orion XT8 positioned for the crescent moon, and awaiting a few minutes to traverse to a wider gap between the small oak tree branches, I stood looking West. A bright, faintly bluish object appeared moving rapidly from nearly northwest, and what appeared as parallel to the western horizon, though it may have traveled very slightly a few degrees negative of parallel, I kept my eyes fixed. Too fast for an aircraft, too straight for a firefly, and the light blue tint as well as brightness was in distinct contrast to all other objects. This included Venus which was white.Streaking southward, then behind the small oak tree (which was a good thing as I would have otherwise been burnt up), I took a couple steps to my left and leaned for a glimpse as it traveled back into clear view, the like a dying ember, the object trail thinned and vanished.Almost stunned that I looked westward as i witnessed the final 1.5 seconds of an object as old as the universe, I made a mental note for recall. I then walked into our house and related my observations to my wife.They are as recounted above.
Location
AddressCypress, TX
Latitude29° 59' 37.16'' N (29.99°)
Longitude 95° 42' 34.87'' W (-95.71°)
Elevation47.35m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-01-28 20:10 CST
UT Date & Time2020-01-29 02:10 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth275°
First azimuth300°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth240°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration0.4s
Length
RemarksThere was no visible smoke, the train was short and parallel to the western horizon.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-