Reports Report 190q (Event 190-2019)

Name Christopher W
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I observed this from my bed, through the bedroom window. For about two seconds it illumated the window shutters so brightly that I thought it was a car coming down the road behind us until I realized the light was from the wrong direction. About about two seconds, the fireball appeared in the window, and my wife and I watched for another two seconds as the fireball appeared to travel almost straight down, blazing intensely white, until it went out just above the tree line.
Address Austin, TX
Latitude 30° 14' 32.16'' N (30.242267°)
Longitude 97° 54' 6.4'' W (-97.901778°)
Elevation 295.78067m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2019-01-10 22:35 CST
UT Date & Time 2019-01-11 04:35 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 174°
Facing azimuth 277°
First azimuth 270°
First elevation 18°
Last azimuth 274°
Last elevation 11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks A short trail like the bright bits that might follow a firework mortar when it is launched.