Reports Report 3151af (Event 3151-2013)

Name N. A
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I was driving on Beltway 8 south from Pasadena to Pearland. The meteor was easily viewable through my windshield; I did not have to turn my head to see it. When it first lit up, I immediately thought it might be a plane crashing, because it appeared to be orangish in color. As it was falling, I had time to say out loud, "Wow. Wow! WOW!!" before it faded out just above the horizon. The angle of descent from my point of view was about 30 degrees from vertical, moving from upper left to lower right. It appeared to be much closer than other meteors I have seen in the past (I have seen a few in my lifetime but I am not an expert or even a hobbyest).
Address Pasadena, TX
Latitude 29° 36' 45.6'' N (29.612668°)
Longitude 95° 11' 48.17'' W (-95.196714°)
Elevation 11.419146m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2013-12-02 22:00 CST
UT Date & Time 2013-12-03 04:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 135°
Facing azimuth 228.15°
First azimuth 232.65°
First elevation 15°
Last azimuth 236.45°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -8
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
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Delayed Sound
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Persistent train
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Terminal flash
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