Reports Report 3159a (Event 3159-2017)

Name Michelle S
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks When I was 12 I was in the mountains of Nevada for the peak of the perseids shower - hundreds of long shootings stars per minute for hours. Seeing this fire ball ranks with that experience. There are buildings and trees and it came into my view and left it at almost the same height in the sky. I could see the burning. My fiancé saw it as well but didn't have his glasses on so it was a bit more blurry than what I saw but this thing was huge. At first I thought maybe a plane was going down far away, but I saw that when I was a kid. They fall pretty quick when they explode , but this didn't fall, it didn't even look like it was going to end soon, but the trees got in the way and the drive way is very long to get to clear sky view so we didn't try.
Address Dallas, TX
Latitude 32° 55' 52.15'' N (32.931153°)
Longitude 96° 48' 7.86'' W (-96.802182°)
Elevation 188.912m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-09-10 06:00 CDT
UT Date & Time 2017-09-10 11:00 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 88°
Facing azimuth 328.04°
First azimuth 330.99°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 43.75°
Last elevation 43°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Orange, Yellow, White - I could see movement of the fire
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
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