Reports Report 3253b (Event 3253-2014)

Name Marla R
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I was driving in my car heading west on I-20 into Birmingham when I saw it. It was headed straight down (no curved path) at a seemingly constant speed. It appeared large or close. It was a bright fireball with a tail. The tail was bright and had a green tint. It lasted 2-5 seconds. Really pretty. Because I as in my car I did not hear any sounds related to the fireball.
Address Birmingham, AL
Latitude 33° 33' 42.72'' N (33.561867°)
Longitude 86° 33' 58.62'' W (-86.566284°)
Elevation 239.308655m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2014-11-19 17:20 CST
UT Date & Time 2014-11-19 23:20 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up to down
Descent Angle 180°
Facing azimuth 270°
First azimuth 270°
First elevation 27°
Last azimuth 270°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 4s
Length 15°
Remarks It had a tail. Light in color (glowing) but with a green tint.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -