Reports Report 3191al (Event 3191-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3191-2014
Observer
NameHamilton B
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI briefly saw the fireball and fragmentation before clouds obscured the view
Location
AddressAuburn, AL
Latitude32° 36' 10.9'' N (32.6°)
Longitude 85° 27' 38.7'' W (-85.46°)
Elevation210.12m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-11-20 20:18 CST
UT Date & Time2014-11-21 02:18 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth307.17°
First azimuth313.2°
First elevation31°
Last azimuth307.36°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorGreen, Orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration-
Length-
RemarksBright white head with green trailing tail (& with orange sparks breaking away); disappeared behind clouds, then bright white flash lit cloud deck like lightning.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksglowing orange fragments separated from white glowing head; terminal flash lit cloud cover which obscured direct observation.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarkstwo to four fragments separated before head disappeared behind clouds