Reports Report 677aj (Event 677-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 677-2018
Observer
NameLucretia D
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI see many meteors here on the ridge but I have never seen anything anywhere near this spectacular, huge and close! I wasn't smoking or drinking anything. I am a professional realist artist.
Location
AddressMars Hill, NC
Latitude35° 48' 42.98'' N (35.81°)
Longitude 82° 32' 41.32'' W (-82.54°)
Elevation699.62m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-02-19 21:55 EST
UT Date & Time2018-02-20 02:55 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle115°
Moving
Facing azimuth272.26°
First azimuth224.41°
First elevation33°
Last azimuth273.68°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-21
ColorPurple, Green, Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length13°
RemarksThe train was extremely long and bright yellow-white and the whole thing had a glowing effect and the glow extended beyond the train. The fireball had 3 distinct pause/recharge phases, if that makes sense. In other words, It seemed like it was about to be over and seemed to re-surge 3 times. The fireball was huge and magnificent like nothing I have ever seen. My son was with me and we kept talking in amazement as it kept going. The head was solid and it appeared to be about 1/6th of the size of a low full moon and the whole thing had an extremely bright intensity. The green color extended into the train and the orange did a little. Wow! I don't know if the resurgent action I described would be called a terminal flash, but each time it happened, the brightness intensified- like gearing up.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-