Reports Report 5912g (Event 5912-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5912-2020
Observer
NameScott D
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI'm 46 years old. My family makes occasional trips to dark skies locations for the express purpose of observing celestial events. We pay attention to the known showers when weather allows. This was unlike any meteorite I have ever seen. I was sitting on my walkway fiddling with Halloween lights and this was bright and obvious enough to catch my attention even with the light pollution. Amazing!
Location
AddressAbilene, TX
Latitude32° 23' 46.24'' N (32.4°)
Longitude 99° 42' 42.69'' W (-99.71°)
Elevation541.06m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-10-17 20:02 CDT
UT Date & Time2020-10-18 01:02 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle249°
Moving
Facing azimuth30.59°
First azimuth43.88°
First elevation49°
Last azimuth18.91°
Last elevation36°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorRed
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length10°
RemarksObvious, almost cliche "movie" train. Not a typical, however brilliant but quick meteor train, but an almost comic booky one, if I'm making sense.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-