Reports Report 1073a (Event 1073-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1073-2018
Observer
NameJoe E
Experience Level2/5
RemarksBiggest meteor that I’ve ever seen. i’m 72 and lived on a farm in California’s Sacramento Valley
Location
AddressHalf Moon Bay, CA
Latitude37° 28' 9.51'' N (37.47°)
Longitude 122° 25' 25.61'' W (-122.42°)
Elevation27.7m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-03-17 23:50 PDT
UT Date & Time2018-03-18 06:50 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle103°
Moving
Facing azimuth255.68°
First azimuth256.4°
First elevation22°
Last azimuth266.43°
Last elevation18°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorLight Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksBecame bigger and brighter just before it disappeared
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksMost likely it fragmented because the fireball was much bigger