Reports Report 3068bp (Event 3068-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3068-2017
Observer
NameLawrence and Scott S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI have seen many meteors and this was unique in the way it actually had a bright flash on impact. I am retired Air Force.
Location
AddressValley, WA
Latitude48° 10' 25.04'' N (48.17°)
Longitude 117° 42' 42.92'' W (-117.71°)
Elevation578.25m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-09-04 22:15 PDT
UT Date & Time2017-09-05 05:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle211°
Moving
Facing azimuth6.09°
First azimuth53.99°
First elevation73°
Last azimuth359.58°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorYellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarkssizzling I think
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length26°
Remarkshad a glowing train which followed it to impact.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThere was a terminal flash on impact which was very bright
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksJust before impact, there were pieces like a sparkler falling off