Reports Report 3313bk (Event 3313-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3313-2018
Observer
NameCarrie R
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt was so bright. I’m no expert, but I’ve seen plenty of meteor showers. This was different. It had a long tail and was colorful, though on reflection the colors that stood out to me were red, white and yellow. Any meteors I’ve seen are generally white. I was using no special equipment to observe it, I was quite literally on my back porch, turned my head and saw it come across the sky. I was facing south. It seemed to go on a diagonal course from maybe northeast to southwest. I stayed a minute or two to see if I could observe more or hear anything from it, but did not on either account. It may have occurred a minute or so before 12am, 8/30/18, but by the time I came in my house and found this website, it was about 12:10am, so I tried to estimate time wise as close as I could. It was visible for about 2 - 4 seconds, but my sense of time in seconds isn’t spot on. Last observation, it was larger than the typical meteor I’ve seen as far as width. The “head” of it was definitely larger than the tail end, rather than being more like a line as I usually see in meteors, so whatever was at the leading edge was definitely a bit larger. Oh and it was lower than the Moon and Mars in the sky, but above the top of the tree line.
Location
AddressNew London, CT
Latitude41° 19' 24.1'' N (41.32°)
Longitude 72° 5' 34.44'' W (-72.09°)
Elevation13m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-08-30 00:01 EDT
UT Date & Time2018-08-30 04:01 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle131°
Moving
Facing azimuth160.27°
First azimuth154.36°
First elevation24°
Last azimuth202.84°
Last elevation13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorYellow, Light Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-