Reports Report 2020a (Event 2020-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2020-2020
Observer
NameJared R
Experience Level5/5
RemarksI am a PhD astrophysicist at Texas State University with approximately 8000 lifetime hours of night sky naked eye/telescope observing.
Location
AddressSan Marcos, TX
Latitude29° 51' 10.14'' N (29.85°)
Longitude 97° 55' 55.89'' W (-97.93°)
Elevation195.18m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-04-26 21:28 CDT
UT Date & Time2020-04-27 02:28 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle170°
Moving
Facing azimuth230°
First azimuth240°
First elevation12°
Last azimuth243°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorGreen, Orange, Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length12°
RemarksGlowing train that faded rapidly, train had multiple "fractures" because the fireball flashed brighter a few times. I think there were multiple trains as the fireball exploded.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksFlashed multiple times before it was occluded by the trees, perhaps it broke into three chunks. There seemed to be fragmentation because of the glowing trains were not perfectly aligned as they would be with a single train.