Reports Report 4047u (Event 4047-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4047-2015
Observer
NameTim S
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI have observed the sky most of my life (Over 50 years) and have seen hundreds of "objects" known and unknown", through the years. Both Daytime and nighttime.
Location
AddressGadsden, AL
Latitude34° 5' 18.92'' N (34.09°)
Longitude 85° 59' 9.27'' W (-85.99°)
Elevation260.77m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-12-17 17:33 CST
UT Date & Time2015-12-17 23:33 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle179°
Moving
Facing azimuth105°
First azimuth105°
First elevation56°
Last azimuth120°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorLight Blue, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length15°
RemarksI saw the trail when the meteor was at it's brightest as it illuminated the trail. It would have lingered for some time but with no lighting it was not visible after the end of illumination
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksWhen the meteor broke up it was very bright fireball for a very brief scong
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe illumination caused the fragments to become visible.