Reports Report 4578c (Event 4578-2017)

Name Nicholas S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks It lasted approximately 15 seconds and started small like an airplane and eventually became a very bright blue flashing orb with a blue firey trail behind it followed by some flickering and then a bright blue explosion at which point it disappeared. The part of the highway I was on was somewhat well lit but the sun had already set and the crescent moon was out. The fireball was still very visible and very bright. I have seen many shooting stars and it was much slower, much larger, and way brighter with a larger trail than I had ever remotely seen before.
Address Hempstead, TX
Latitude 30° 9' 30.25'' N (30.158402°)
Longitude 96° 4' 5.54'' W (-96.068206°)
Elevation 79.102m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-22 18:00 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-23 00:00 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 266°
Facing azimuth 190°
First azimuth 210°
First elevation 43°
Last azimuth 175°
Last elevation 32°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Light Blue
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It began flashing bright blue toward the last 3rd of its seen path followed by what appeared to be a flarring explosion at which point it dissappeared 0.5 second after
Observation Unknown
Remarks -