That was the closest I have ever seen a “shooting star” in my life, and it was the only time I have ever heard a report from a shooting star (fireball), WOW!!!!!
36° 6' 35.02'' N (36.11°)
96° 4' 10.56'' W (-96.07°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time
2023-01-20 03:37 CST
UT Date & Time
2023-01-20 09:37 UT
From up left to down right
Brightness and color
2 small reports about 10 seconds after, then 30 seconds a report like a distant canon or large firework 5-10 miles away
Same as above, 2 small reports ~10 seconds then the louder deep report after ~30 seconds, like a distant canon or large aerial firework 5-10 miles away
The object was glowing yellow and Orange with many smaller particles breaking off and probably the longest train of yellow and Orange that I’ve ever seen in my life.
I thought there was a distant lightning flash from a very high cloud but then realized there were no clouds so I turned 180 degrees to look nearly due south and saw the fireball.
I thought there was a distant lightning flash from a very high cloud but then realized there were no clouds so I turned 180 degrees to look nearly due south and saw the fireball. That was by far the closest and mostYellow and Orange fireball I have ever seen.