Reports Report 1407e (Event 1407-2017)

Name Donna V
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Unfortunately, I lost it behind trees before I could watch it any further. I happened to be completely looking in that direction when I first saw it so there was no mistaking it out of the corner of my eye or anything like that. I would not be filling this form out if I wasn't sure. My first thought was that an airplane had blown up and this was a piece of metal on fire but I quickly realized otherwise, especially since it was going sideways. It was very large and very bright especially considering it was in the middle of the day. I've never seen a shooting star come anywhere close to this in brightness or size.
Address Wills Point, TX
Latitude 32° 49' 39.26'' N (32.827572°)
Longitude 95° 58' 45.12'' W (-95.979199°)
Elevation 140.614m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-18 13:15 CDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-18 18:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 100°
Facing azimuth 5.08°
First azimuth 349.19°
First elevation
Last azimuth 6.82°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color silvery ball with yellow, orange, and red on the last 1/3 with a very small tail
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
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Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
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Terminal flash
Observation No
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Observation No
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