Reports Report 2277c (Event 2277-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2277-2012
Observer
NameErica A
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThis was the largest thing of this nature I have ever seen by a long shot. Aside from the sun and moon, the biggest and brightest natural thing I have seen in the sky. It had a bright tail not much longer than the width of the ball. Since it was dark I'm not sure if left a smoke trail. I was driving and my view was obstructed by an overpass just ahead of me so I didn't see the very beginning or end. There was no change in size, brightness, or speed during the time it was in my range of view. It was moving very fast pretty close to the horizon traveling east to west as I was looking south. My sister and I both saw it and remember it exactly the same.
Location
AddressWichita, KS
Latitude37° 40' 34.41'' N (37.68°)
Longitude 97° 22' 16.29'' W (-97.37°)
Elevation395.21m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-12-23 01:00 CST
UT Date & Time2012-12-23 07:00 UT
Duration?
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth180.87°
First azimuth166.4°
First elevation22°
Last azimuth188.02°
Last elevation13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorBrilliant white, blue around the edges
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-