Reports Report 2017bj (Event 2017-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2017-2013
Observer
NameBeth H
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was so bright that initially I was afraid. It seemed to be coming right at me as I made a wide curve on the freeway and it was so large, brilliant and white. I've seen falling stars but this was my first fireball or meteor.
Location
AddressCarrollton, TX
Latitude32° 58' 50.21'' N (32.98°)
Longitude 96° 55' 58.09'' W (-96.93°)
Elevation134.63m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-09-21 20:50 CDT
UT Date & Time2013-09-22 01:50 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth219.71°
First azimuth208.95°
First elevation15°
Last azimuth247.18°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-21
ColorOrange and Red edges, but mostly a bright White center
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was big and bright then it just dimmed like a flare burning out. Much larger and brighter than a flare .
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-