Reports Report 3191cn (Event 3191-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3191-2014
Observer
NameTrace N
Experience Level2/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressCottondale, AL
Latitude33° 11' 12.54'' N (33.19°)
Longitude 87° 23' 47.91'' W (-87.4°)
Elevation117.22m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-11-20 20:15 CST
UT Date & Time2014-11-21 02:15 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down to up
Descent Angle-
Moving
Facing azimuth80.51°
First azimuth81.24°
First elevation-
Last azimuth258.51°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorPurple, Dark Blue, Blue, Light Blue, Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksAfter we watched the fireball explode and then continue westward until it was out of sight, approximately 3-4 minutes passed before we heard a distant boom followed by rumbling sounds as if it were thundering off in the distance.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length90°
RemarksA glowing white line lingered in the sky along the entire path of the fireball after the fireball disappeared.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAbout 90 degrees overhead, as it was traveling west, it exploded into a very colorful 360 degree starburst pattern as if it were a huge firework exploding. The fireball continued traveling until it seemed to die out into the night sky.