Reports Report 1215j (Event 1215-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1215-2016
Observer
NameSusie A
Experience Level2/5
RemarksWe were in a sparsely populated part of the state, but this is the burning season for the tallgrass prairie in eastern Kansas. As such I hope others saw it; however, I doubt others would report it because they did not know they could report it!! I only know because today the special banquet speaker, Dr. Devin Schrader, at our Kansas Academy of Science spoke on meteorites!
Location
AddressStrong City, KS
Latitude38° 25' 56.37'' N (38.43°)
Longitude 96° 33' 29.36'' W (-96.56°)
Elevation383.38m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-03-31 21:23 CDT
UT Date & Time2016-04-01 02:23 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle98°
Moving
Facing azimuth79.24°
First azimuth85.9°
First elevation
Last azimuth77.25°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorGreen, Orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
Remarkslow thunder... or a low continuous rumble
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksSeveral seconds after we watched it explode in a bright flash of green and fragmentation falling we heard a low roar that lasted a second or two! At first I wondered if there was another one but think it was the delay of sound of the explosion.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length10°
RemarksIt was a smoke trail, not glowing, but followed the fire of the meteor or whatever it was. This is the first fireball I have ever seen so I thought of the smoke as a tail - it was about 1/4 or 1/3 the total length of the fireball.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThat was when the orange-yellow fire turned green at the end...termination where it exploded and fragmented
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fragmentation was like a firework that did not go up but more horizontal. The fire as it goes is followed by the explosion with report where the pretty colors arc and "rain" down. However, it was a bright green flash and the "rain" was dark fragments we could see. The "report" was longer than when I watch a fireworks display.