Reports Report 233c (Event 233-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 233-2015
Observer
NameChris L
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI was driving North on the highway. I first noticed it out the driver side window and thought it was a plane on approach to the airport. That is the normal direction planes usually come from. Once it was in front of me and I could see it straight out the front windshield- I then took note of it. It was going way too fast to be a plane landing. The trail behind it was like a normal meteor trail glowing white\yellow. This object was "pulsating" ( got brighter then dimmer over a short amount of time) I would call it. It also appeared more like it was breaking up or disintegrating and popping pieces off. I thought I could see small bits right before the fireball disappeared, but I could be wrong.I noticed a bright white, yellow, outside glow with a greenish color center maybe.
Location
AddressCary, NC
Latitude35° 48' 39.14'' N (35.81°)
Longitude 78° 52' 20.28'' W (-78.87°)
Elevation115.98m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-01-25 19:45 EST
UT Date & Time2015-01-26 00:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle93°
Moving
Facing azimuth352.81°
First azimuth290.74°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth52.52°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorDark Green, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length30°
RemarksTrail was glowing, long almost across my wind shield from where I first noticed it. Thought it was a plane going to the airport at first, but it was going to fast to be landing. it also sort of pulsed towards the end and the trail lasted not to long after that "head" disappeared.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThought it was a plane going to the airport at first, but it was going way to fast to be landing. It also sort of pulsated towards the end. I compare it to when something is breaking up in the atmosphere sort of, but I didn't see any extra trails really. It did seem to be breaking up.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI compare it to when something is breaking up in the atmosphere sort of, but I didn't see any extra trails really. It did seem to be breaking up though.