Reports Report 5479ak (Event 5479-2018)

Name Andrew H
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was driving due west when I saw the fireball. It became visible in the top left of my windshield (SW) and proceeded towards the horizon on the right (WNW). It was already quite bright when entering my field of vision from the top of my windshield. When arriving home two minutes later, a smoke trail was visible in the sky due south and parallel to the horizon/roof of my house. I have two additional photos of the smoke trail available. Highest exposure photo provided.
Address San Antonio, TX
Latitude 29° 33' 25.68'' N (29.557134°)
Longitude 98° 37' 24.2'' W (-98.62339°)
Elevation 280.309082m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-10 20:01 CST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-11 02:01 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 124°
Facing azimuth 275.55°
First azimuth 235.89°
First elevation 35°
Last azimuth 290.29°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color Light Blue, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration -
Length 30°
Remarks Smoke trail lasted for at least 10 minutes, in picture provided. Two more pictures available. Smoke trail was roughly parallel to the horizon and due south. Fireball had continued to the west beyond the smoke trail.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Saw 3-4 smaller fireballs separate from the main fireball