Reports Report 581b (Event 581-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 581-2016
Observer
NameRachael N
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was so beautiful. It happened very quickly, we were driving and then the two of us noticed a bright large green object to the right of us. It lasted for at least 20 seconds, then it must have disappeared behind the hills because we did not see an explosion and it didnt seem to fade. It seemed close enough to the ground that if we knew where to look, we would be able to find remnants of the meteor on the ground somewhere!
Location
AddressBuda, TX
Latitude30° 6' 49.34'' N (30.11°)
Longitude 97° 58' 33.24'' W (-97.98°)
Elevation303.82m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-02-13 23:10 CST
UT Date & Time2016-02-14 05:10 UT
Duration≈45s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle250°
Moving
Facing azimuth90°
First azimuth100°
First elevation27°
Last azimuth110°
Last elevation22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length30°
RemarksIt was dark out, so it was hard to see, yet I remember faintly that there was a dark gray trail closely behind the brightly glowing green object.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-