Reports Report 620bg (Event 620-2013)

Name Lauren D
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I have witnessed many shooting stars, this was very close, on fire and had a large long tail. I am not sure of the time but it was well after dark, between 10pm and 11pm I believe.
Address Bowman, GA
Latitude 34° 14' 12.62'' N (34.23684°)
Longitude 83° 4' 12.16'' W (-83.070044°)
Elevation 256.220154m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2013-03-16 22:00 EDT
UT Date & Time 2013-03-17 02:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 225°
Facing azimuth 65.66°
First azimuth 68.03°
First elevation 40°
Last azimuth 15.29°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length -1°
Remarks fireball traveled N from NE and had a very long tail and eventually broke apart over the tree line around Vanna Georgia area. Fireball began with me looking East at 10:00 position and ended up at 8:00 position heading N until it broke apart just above the tree line.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks when fireball started downward, it flashed and broke apart
Observation Yes
Remarks sever split offs of the meteor were seen after it broke appart