Reports Report 268a (Event 268-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 268-2016
Observer
NameTim W
Experience Level5/5
RemarksI looked for a train with binoculars 15X70mm but saw no persistent train. Just the faded ionized air which lasted no more than 5 seconds although the full moon and high cirrus clouds hampered the view of any persistent train.
Location
AddressJefferson City, MO
Latitude38° 31' 5.88'' N (38.52°)
Longitude 92° 8' 22.9'' W (-92.14°)
Elevation173.69m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-01-23 22:50 CST
UT Date & Time2016-01-24 04:50 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle92°
Moving
Facing azimuth245.22°
First azimuth229.73°
First elevation17°
Last azimuth254.86°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorLight Green, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball dimmed and brightened 3 times ending with a terminal flash and a several fragments.. Saw the terminal flash with 15X70 binoculars
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball dimmed and brightened 3 times ending with a terminal flash and a several fragments.. Saw the terminal flash with 15X70 binoculars.