Reports Report 5390g (Event 5390-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5390-2019
Observer
NameJohn F
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI gave myself a 4 observer rating due to experience with celestial navigation, rather than being an astronomer.I was driving northbound on Sooner Rd (the local road grid is laid out in cardinal directions) and saw the flash bearing ~355 true. Short trace, ending only a few degrees above the horizon. Upon reflection, I suspect I called initial and terminal elevations too high in filling this web form.Flash was slender at top growing bigger with descent; I suspect I saw the entire event from first incandescence to breakup, and that the event was very distant. Breakup of meteor was apparent by sparklies in flash. Duration was short - tenths of a second. Terminal explosion appeared stationary and symmetrical.Hard-to-describe chlorine-green color; also gave the impression of an electric arc. I was surprised not to see any expected ‘fire’ reds and yellows. Was a clear bright day - must have been a very bright event.
Location
AddressOklahoma City, OK
Latitude35° 22' 54.65'' N (35.38°)
Longitude 97° 25' 24.91'' W (-97.42°)
Elevation394.91m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-11-02 13:25 CDT
UT Date & Time2019-11-02 18:25 UT
Duration<1s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down to up
Descent Angle-
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth355°
First elevation29°
Last azimuth355°
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorLight Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarkssymmetric round bright yellow-green flash, some object-breakup sparklies apparent in flash - truly beautiful
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarkssymmetric round bright yellow-green flash, some object-breakup sparklies apparent in flash - truly beautiful