Reports Report 4667aq (Event 4667-2017)

Name Richard L
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was driving on the east on the interstate. The fireball was different than other meteors (and one other fireball in 2012) I have seen. It was first seen in my passenger side mirror! I thought a motorcycle was speeding past on the shoulder but when I turned my head I saw the fireball and train. The train nearly filled the passenger window but dropped below the tree line before I could tell my wife, "look at the meteor!" We searched the internet for similar sightings the next day and saw a Facebook post by Aleksei Deinekin who posted a dash cam from Dallas from about the same time. His image appears smaller than what I viewed.
Address -
Latitude 35° 13' 36.32'' N (35.226755°)
Longitude 100° 27' 25.5'' W (-100.457083°)
Elevation 817.25m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-25 23:50 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-26 05:50 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 250°
Facing azimuth 180°
First azimuth 260°
First elevation 30°
Last azimuth 170°
Last elevation 10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Light Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Remarks Glowing trail, following fireball until it disappeared below the tree line south of the interstate
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -