Reports Report 273q (Event 273-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 273-2018
Observer
NameGary H
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was by far the most brilliant shooting star/ meteor I've ever seen. I was driving and it appeared almost directly above me in the same direction I was going.
Location
AddressWestbrook, CT
Latitude41° 17' 31.42'' N (41.29°)
Longitude 72° 28' 25.57'' W (-72.47°)
Elevation23.64m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-01-20 20:05 EST
UT Date & Time2018-01-21 01:05 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle190°
Moving
Facing azimuth301.3°
First azimuth306.3°
First elevation73°
Last azimuth286.88°
Last elevation50°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe bright white ball appeared to blowup an break apart in several pieces
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSeveral pieces of different sizes going in different forward angles