Reports Report 2009ca (Event 2009-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2009-2018
Observer
NameDavid A
Experience Level3/5
RemarksBiggest brightest and closest Meteor I've seen - pretty sure it hit the ground. Send somebody out!
Location
AddressSparks, NV
Latitude39° 32' 3.49'' N (39.53°)
Longitude 119° 45' 8.84'' W (-119.75°)
Elevation1343.73m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-06-12 21:00 PDT
UT Date & Time2018-06-13 04:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle144°
Moving
Facing azimuth96.53°
First azimuth99.26°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth95.04°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorPurple, Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI'm pretty sure it hit the ground. It was quite large and was very bright when it disappeared behind the hill.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksMinor directional fragmentation.