Reports Report 3955z (Event 3955-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3955-2017
Observer
NameJeremy V
Experience Level4/5
RemarksMy girlfriend saw it while we were out in our hot tub, it was a clear cool night for the first time in a few stormy weeks. We saw some small meteors the twenty minutes leading up to this mother of all shooting stats. My back was turned to this particular meteor but My girlfriend saw it and shouted it out excitedly, after about one second I turned around and saw what started as a small trail of light which lit up into flames and eventually exploded after a steady buildup of flame and fire... The sun had just set an hour or so before and was reflecting off of the moon very brightly, the light of the meteor was extremely bright, but very far away I would imagine because it didn't travel far in our view and there was no noise.
Location
AddressBlaine, WA
Latitude48° 58' 30.95'' N (48.98°)
Longitude 122° 44' 13.41'' W (-122.74°)
Elevation3.6m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-10-24 19:45 PDT
UT Date & Time2017-10-25 02:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle122°
Moving
Facing azimuth270.55°
First azimuth245.87°
First elevation15°
Last azimuth273.31°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksAfter a few seconds it exploded outward in light and debris. Absolutely silent while doing so.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksA half to one full second of apparent debris shooting outward.