Reports Report 791al (Event 791-2017)

Name Melvin S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks My wife and I witnessed the fireball extinguish directly behind a windmill Tower just south of FM 89 while driving home to Merkel. The tower was the closest one to the road just before AES and the 126 turn off.
Address Merkel, TX
Latitude 32° 17' 38.27'' N (32.293963°)
Longitude 100° 6' 10.67'' W (-100.102964°)
Elevation 753.769m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-02-26 21:00 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-02-27 03:00 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 148°
Facing azimuth 284.21°
First azimuth 346.54°
First elevation 70°
Last azimuth 275.8°
Last elevation 10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -21
Color Blue, Light Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
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Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
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Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
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