Reports Report 5891h (Event 5891-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5891-2020
Observer
NameJim F
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was by far the best meteor I have ever seen. I have spotted exploding meteors before, but nothing this bright or large. It was absolutely amazing. I did not hear anything but my dog reacted in alarm after I had seen it and ran back into the house. I don't recall exactly how long after, probably less than 1 minute.
Location
AddressMosinee, WI
Latitude44° 46' 35.99'' N (44.78°)
Longitude 89° 43' 55.68'' W (-89.73°)
Elevation350.41m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-10-15 23:10 CDT
UT Date & Time2020-10-16 04:10 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle246°
Moving
Facing azimuth263.06°
First azimuth287.24°
First elevation83°
Last azimuth254.2°
Last elevation68°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorLight yellow to orange trail
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length20°
RemarksGlowing train, very wide, the widest I have ever seen. 60% of the length was glowing, followed by a break and another glowing streak. It was amazing.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI was just starting to look up and the entire area was filled with light like someone took a flash photo or even the light from a welding arc.. As I continued to look up I saw the unusually wide trail fade into the glowing particles. The trail was an even coverage with a break about 60% of the way from the start followed by more even glowing particles. It may have fragmented before I saw it which could explain the wide trail.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-