Reports Report 3143c (Event 3143-2017)

Observer
Name Clifford J
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks The leading edge was more squared-off than round. It had some width. Leading edge was bright red, the rest and the tail were bright white. Exact color of airplane lights. I was driving south on freeway service road and thought I was watching an aircraft about 1/2 mile ahead of me about to directly crash onto the freeway- 90 degrees, straight down. I thought that because of the colors. But then it faded off and I knew it wasn't a plane.
Location
Address Spring, TX
Latitude 30° 8' 47.27'' N (30.146463°)
Longitude 95° 26' 51.56'' W (-95.447656°)
Elevation 39.90308m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-09-11 22:30 CDT
UT Date & Time 2017-09-12 03:30 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Direction
Moving direction From up to down
Descent Angle 180°
Moving
Facing azimuth 159.07°
First azimuth 160.11°
First elevation 85°
Last azimuth 161.36°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -8
Color Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation Unknown
Remarks -