Reports Report 1458m (Event 1458-2017)

Name Anne T
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks I contacted members of the Houston Astronomical Society today via Facebook, and so far, five of us happened to be facing north around 9pm last night, when we saw a bright flash in the sky. However, our observations were a bit different in terms of angle and color, some people saying it was more greenish, while I definitely saw yellow. And the president of our club also saw a yellow one from our dark site around 9pm! I hope everyone reports their observations! Unfortunately, my viewing angle from home was partially obstructed, so I only got to see it for part of its trajectory before it disappeared behind the obstruction! In the short time I saw it, it was a really bright yellow, and broke up a little bit along its path. At first I thought it was some kind of fireworks, but then I remembered seeing a horizontally-flying yellow Fireball that looked EXACTLY like this one during the Persieds a few years ago.
Address Houston, TX
Latitude 29° 47' 48.65'' N (29.796846°)
Longitude 95° 42' 1.48'' W (-95.70041°)
Elevation 33.277m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-23 21:00 CDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-24 02:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 260°
Facing azimuth 358.64°
First azimuth 19.71°
First elevation 40°
Last azimuth 347.84°
Last elevation 37°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks I saw it partially breaking up in the atmosphere, then my view was obstructed, so I couldn't see what happened after that.