Reports Report 146j (Event 146-2018)

Name Russell R
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks Spend a lot of time outdoors before and after dark (hunting / fishing). This was the closest, brightest, most defined break up I've ever seen. Very rare to see something like this near the Houston light pollution.
Address Sugar Land, TX
Latitude 29° 38' 38.85'' N (29.644124°)
Longitude 95° 34' 35.49'' W (-95.576525°)
Elevation 24.317m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-01-12 06:00 CST
UT Date & Time 2018-01-12 12:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 247°
Facing azimuth 107.23°
First azimuth 110.86°
First elevation 28°
Last azimuth 94.01°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1.5s
Length 15°
Remarks Trail of fragments during break up
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Yellow / orange fragments during break up leaving a trail last 1.5 to 2 seconds