Reports Report 3631a (Event 3631-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3631-2014
Observer
NameCharissa W
Experience Level2/5
RemarksMy husband and I both saw this while we were driving home from a belated family Christmas celebration. I was so loud and excited and our children so disappointed that they missed it. I have seen meteor showers and witnessed dozens of lone "shooting stars" over the years but this was FAR bigger, brighter and so very green. We were quite amazed! I wondered for a moment if it was related to Lovejoy that I read about but figured not since this was fast. I saw the dash cam video of the San Antonio fireball and I would say this one was quite similar but probably a little smaller/further away and more obviously green.
Location
AddressChina Grove, NC
Latitude35° 34' 23.79'' N (35.57°)
Longitude 80° 37' 34.07'' W (-80.63°)
Elevation264.8m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-12-27 20:40 EST
UT Date & Time2014-12-28 01:40 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth71.05°
First azimuth89.82°
First elevation31°
Last azimuth88.24°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
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Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
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Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
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Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
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Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
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