Reports Report 5479z (Event 5479-2018)

Name Bill H
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I was inside my back porch which is wrapped with 4 mil plastic for the winter to keep plants from freezing. Lights were on in the enclosure, but the meteor was plenty bright to see through the plastic and the explosion at the end was spectacular.
Address Fredericksburg, TX
Latitude 30° 13' 48.3'' N (30.230083°)
Longitude 99° 0' 53.25'' W (-99.014793°)
Elevation 540.645508m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-10 20:01 CST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-11 02:01 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 153°
Facing azimuth 260°
First azimuth 250°
First elevation 35°
Last azimuth 265°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks I was looking through some 4 mil "clear" plastic that encloses our porch in winter, so my view was blurred. Flash was about as big as my thumb at an arm's length.
Observation No
Remarks -