Reports Report 3638ang (Event 3638-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3638-2014
Observer
NameEliot A
Experience Level5/5
RemarksBest meteor I saw.
Location
AddressNiskayuna, NY
Latitude42° 48' 0.02'' N (42.8°)
Longitude 73° 53' 29.19'' W (-73.89°)
Elevation-
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 left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth135°
First azimuth45°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth225°
Last elevation50°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorBlue white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration4s
Length10°
RemarksBroke up in five or six pieces
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt broke up in 5 or six pieces and separated linearly during a 4 second period of time. It did not burst suddenly like the Russia fireball. It just lit up and disappeared at the same rate.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks5 or 6 burning pieces