Reports Report 2313m (Event 2313-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2313-2012
Observer
NameRosario G
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was pretty AMAZING and SCARY to see this meteor!!!! My nephew and I were driving and I pointed out what I thought was a shooting star until we realized it just kept going, it was inside the atmosphere and on fire! It looked pretty big so hopefully it ended up in the ocean!! I even jumped out of my car to see it! I thought of getting a video with my phone, but I could not take my eyes off it to start recording! It was going towards the horizon and very fast but it disappeared behind a house! I looked at the sky for a while longer to see if I saw any others, but I didn't see more...I made a post on Facebook about what we saw and one of my friends said she also saw it while driving...
Location
AddressRichmond West, FL
Latitude25° 35' 55.59'' N (25.6°)
Longitude 80° 24' 59.47'' W (-80.42°)
Elevation1.66m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-12-29 22:25 EST
UT Date & Time2012-12-30 03:25 UT
Duration≈10s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth225°
First elevation78°
Last azimuth140°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-23
ColorGreen, Light Green, Orange, Yellow, White - First white like a star, then started to get greenish and yellows and reds. Looked like it was on fire....
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length10°
RemarksIt was a small train, right behind it, like fire or flames behind it with a greenish tint... Sky was very dark so I only saw what was glowing...
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was like a ball was on fire... It did flash and get bigger as it got closer to the horizon.. Not sure if it was an explosion....
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-