Reports Report 3262wl (Event 3262-2018)

Name Tom D
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks -
Address Saint Joseph, MO
Latitude 39° 39' 39.43'' N (39.660953°)
Longitude 94° 48' 6.75'' W (-94.801875°)
Elevation 298.364166m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-08-27 22:32 CDT
UT Date & Time 2018-08-28 03:32 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up to down
Descent Angle 180°
Facing azimuth 90°
First azimuth 90°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 90°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -14
Color Orange, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks I initially was looking at the ground, and when it first appeared I thought it was lightening. It lit up the entire forrest. I looked up expecting to see a lightening bolt, but instead saw a streak still moving quickly across the sky. It then turned orange and fiery like an explosion and disappeared from view / stopped as such
Observation Yes
Remarks Started as a bright white streak moving through the sky and ended as a fiery explosion.