Reports Report 5533a (Event 5533-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5533-2017
Observer
NameDavid B
Experience Level3/5
RemarksMeteor may have started at 5 degrees higher, some tree interference.
Location
AddressCharlotte, NC
Latitude35° 5' 49.92'' N (35.1°)
Longitude 80° 44' 12.98'' W (-80.74°)
Elevation206.71m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-30 22:53 EST
UT Date & Time2017-12-31 03:53 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle210°
Moving
Facing azimuth103.78°
First azimuth170°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth105°
Last elevation18°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorOrange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration7s
Length30°
RemarksGlowing train, yellow orange, start of meteor train still visible after meteor fragmented.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksSharp pulse just before fading out: maybe tripled in intensity, quickly faded out. Seemed to become more intensely orange at the pulse, then faded to deeper orange as it went out.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-