Reports Report 2069f (Event 2069-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2069-2012
Observer
NameMatt R
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI first saw it underneath Orion, about 1/3 of the way from Orion to the ground. It was moving to the right (east/southeast) faster than any civilian aircraft, which is what caught my eye. It glowed white, and got brighter, until it flashed, turned green, and then quickly went out. My guesstimate (based on the "fist is 10 degrees" you cite) is that it was visible for about 30 degrees. It moved pretty much horizontally from my point of view. There was a bit of a dark smoke trail visible behind the glowing spot.
Location
AddressBlue Springs, MO
Latitude39° 1' 28.79'' N (39.02°)
Longitude 94° 17' 54.93'' W (-94.3°)
Elevation280m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-12-04 21:32 CST
UT Date & Time2012-12-05 03:32 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth-1°
First azimuth-1°
First elevation19°
Last azimuth-1°
Last elevation18°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorWhite, Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length30°
RemarksSmoke trail. There never was a glowing trail; only the meteor itself glowed.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksMeteor was glowing white, got brighter and brighter white, then quickly changed to green and then went out.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-