Reports Report 3638ahp (Event 3638-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3638-2014
Observer
NameGregory B
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI was inside of my house and saw the meteor outside of my back deck glass door. It was much brighter than any star in the sky as I would normally not be able to see stars while inside my house in that location. I mentioned it to my wife, but wasn't sure what it was that I saw. I watched the evening news and was glad to see that many people saw the same thing at the same time. This is the brightest meteor/asteroid I had ever witnessed.
Location
AddressColchester, VT
Latitude44° 33' 1.44'' N (44.55°)
Longitude 73° 16' 42.6'' W (-73.28°)
Elevation37.09m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-12-29 18:30 EST
UT Date & Time2014-12-29 23:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth182.35°
First azimuth171.24°
First elevation21°
Last azimuth185.02°
Last elevation12°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarkslooked to me like there were small bits of it falling off as it was falling