Reports Report 4918av (Event 4918-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4918-2021
Observer
NameCharlie B
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was the most brilliant green I have ever seen. At first I thought it was a firework, but, based on the trajectory, the apparent size, and the speed, this would not have been possible. I assumed it was a meteor, but it looked as though it was very close (and getting closer) to the ground. As previously mentioned, it almost “went out” for a brief moment as it crossed my field of view - then it quickly lit back up. I have never seen anything like it.
Location
AddressKirkwood, MO
Latitude38° 33' 37.9'' N (38.56°)
Longitude 90° 26' 16.69'' W (-90.44°)
Elevation155.34m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-08-18 20:30 CDT
UT Date & Time2021-08-19 01:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle255°
Moving
Facing azimuth145°
First azimuth205.21°
First elevation37°
Last azimuth96.87°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorLight Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length99.99°
RemarksIt was most visible when illuminated by the light of the fireball, directly behind. The fireball seemed to flicker (briefly off and on) as it was descending. Between this flicker was when I noticed the trail.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-