Reports Report 4578e (Event 4578-2017)

Observer
Name Peter M
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I was facing east toward the Gulf of Mexico at sunset. The fireball was maybe halfway overhead and was bending toward the ocean. It was green and yellow and very bright, like commercial fireworks before they explode. I thought it could have been an airplane or a satellite streaming into the atmosphere. It sort of fizzled out before it reached the horizon. I have seen meteors before but nothing this big and bright and close to the earth. I thought for sure it would strike the ocean but i didn't see or hear anything. It was extremely cool.
Location
Address Corpus Christi, TX
Latitude 27° 36' 14.26'' N (27.603961°)
Longitude 97° 12' 29.96'' W (-97.208323°)
Elevation 0.44m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-22 17:50 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-22 23:50 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Direction
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 250°
Moving
Facing azimuth 110°
First azimuth 91.95°
First elevation 36°
Last azimuth 92.86°
Last elevation 16°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Green, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation No
Remarks -