Reports Report 3262en (Event 3262-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3262-2018
Observer
NameMary M
Experience Level1/5
RemarksMy husband and I were observing the early night sky. He was pointing out the 4 visible planets, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus. All of a sudden this bright light with a orange tail was visible in the southern sky moving west for about 4 seconds then it split in two and was no longer visible.
Location
AddressQuincy, IL
Latitude39° 54' 12.28'' N (39.9°)
Longitude 91° 24' 6.15'' W (-91.4°)
Elevation185.63m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-08-27 20:40 CDT
UT Date & Time2018-08-28 01:40 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle60°
Moving
Facing azimuth176.24°
First azimuth-
First elevation45°
Last azimuth268.36°
Last elevation24°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorOrange, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAfter about 4 seconds the meteor split into 2 unequal pieces and then was no longer visible.