Reports Report 1511bq (Event 1511-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1511-2014
Observer
NameJason B
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt started off like a normal shooting star, turned orange/red (streamlined) and then turned extremely bright green with many fragments breaking off. It was bright enough to ruin our night vision for a moment. 3 of us saw it while watching for "shooting stars" and satellites. We heard a rumble many seconds later but not sure if that was from a plane or the meteor. It made it very low on the horizon (also its brightest point) before being obscured by the distant tree line.
Location
AddressSelma, NC
Latitude35° 35' 34.71'' N (35.59°)
Longitude 78° 14' 40.93'' W (-78.24°)
Elevation58.59m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-07-17 22:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2014-07-18 02:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth18.6°
First azimuth344.38°
First elevation57°
Last azimuth55.51°
Last elevation11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length15°
RemarksPieces that glowed and burned out
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksPieces came off of the primary projectile and burned out (leaving a tail like a comet). Some pieces glowed longer than others.