Reports Report 1687j (Event 1687-2017)

Name Franco B
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks From my viewing angle, the bolide came directly at me. I have never seen this before. There was no trail. I just happened to be looking up at the right time and saw a bright flash of light that culminated in a terminal flash at the same point in the sky. Though there was a slight hint of blue, the light was mostly white and terminal flash lit up entire street/houses (shadows were evident).
Address Spring, TX
Latitude 30° 11' 11.67'' N (30.186575°)
Longitude 95° 29' 56.84'' W (-95.499121°)
Elevation 45.834m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-05-18 23:53 CDT
UT Date & Time 2017-05-19 04:53 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up to down
Descent Angle 180°
Facing azimuth 142.87°
First azimuth 142°
First elevation 52°
Last azimuth 142.4°
Last elevation 52°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -28
Color Light Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks Approximately 2-3 minutes after bolide flash ended, a rumble that sounded like thunder was heard for 12-15 secs. No storms/thunderstorms were in the area.
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks The object came directly at my point of view. There was no trail. The flash was circular, illuminated area around us (there were witnesses) and disappeared after terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -