Reports Report 2841a (Event 2841-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2841-2018
NamePatrick (Pat) G
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was driving along. It had been a few brief showers and sky open up and terrain widen as seen in the photo. The sky and clouds and mountains were so pretty, so I grabbed my cell phone, and waited until the truck that had just passed me moved on ahead so I could get a better photo. I then quickly took this one photo. I did not seen the meteors when I took the photo. I handed the phone to my wife and asked her to send it to our three children which she did immediately (that time 14:14). I later was looking at the photo and they caught my eye. I zoomed in and was so shock to see them. Please let me know if you receive this, and if you have any other information pertaining to observations of these two meteors. I have seen on two separated occasions, again while driving, a meteor split into two in the afternoon daylight hours. And now these two by accident. I assume that these two may have been the result of a similar split of a meteor. So blessed to have taken this photo when I did. What is the odds? I am sending it so that it with the photo can be documented and recorded. Oh and it was also taken on our 38th wedding anniversary (Aug 3, 2018) as we were headed to the mountains. Patrick (Pat) Gordon Birmingham AL.
AddressMarble, NC
Latitude35° 10' 56.52'' N (35.18°)
Longitude 83° 54' 30.28'' W (-83.91°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-08-03 14:13 EDT
UT Date & Time2018-08-03 18:13 UT
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle230°
Facing azimuth80°
First azimuth80°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth80°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorTwo meteors side by side. Top one was greenest blue and the bottom one mostly white with little pink. See photo and zoom in. Both bright to be seen in afternoon daylight.
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
RemarksSee photo for glowing/smoke trails of both meteors. Did not see meteors in flight. I took photo of sky, clouds and mountains and later saw the meteors in photo.
Terminal flash