Reports Report 3781e (Event 3781-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3781-2015
Observer
NameLori C
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI am not sure of the precise time that I observed this meteor/fireball(?). I was outside with my dog for some time, enjoying the clear winter sky. I observed several other meteors in different quadrants of the sky, more towards the east, prior to this sighting. Then suddenly, there was this brilliant streak in the region of sky between Orion and Taurus (approximately). I remained outside for probably another 15-20 minutes before coming back inside to thaw out. I wish I had checked the time when it happened, but unfortunately I was too absorbed by the perfect viewing conditions that it never crossed my mind to run inside and check a clock. I apologize that I cannot be more precise.
Location
AddressBienville, LA
Latitude32° 21' 35.25'' N (32.36°)
Longitude 92° 58' 27.44'' W (-92.97°)
Elevation66.61m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-12-02 22:35 CST
UT Date & Time2015-12-03 04:35 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle134°
Moving
Facing azimuth112°
First azimuth100°
First elevation69°
Last azimuth140°
Last elevation50°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorBlue, Light Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length20°
RemarksBrilliant afterglow which lasted for a couple of seconds after the meteor streaked downward. The best way I can describe the colour is that it reminded me of the flash produced by an old (1970s) "flash bulb cube" - a brilliant whitish-blue hue. It was by far the brightest object visible in the sky for a brief moment. The entire path of the meteor remained illuminated for a brief moment, and then faded away... (It was so beautiful and unexpected, that I actually let out an audible "WOW", like a small child watching a fireworks display!)
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-