Reports Report 4078k (Event 4078-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4078-2018
Observer
NameRoger B
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI've seen thousands of meteors over the years, and some bright, some lasted many seconds, etc., but this one was unusual, with the very green color, the large, teardrop shape, the pieces streaming off it, and especially that extremely bright initial flash.
Location
AddressNorth Bend, OR
Latitude43° 32' 38.43'' N (43.54°)
Longitude 124° 12' 32.58'' W (-124.21°)
Elevation45.05m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-10-09 20:32 PDT
UT Date & Time2018-10-10 03:32 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle206°
Moving
Facing azimuth303.89°
First azimuth310.28°
First elevation31°
Last azimuth305°
Last elevation17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorLight Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
RemarksIt seemed to glow slightly.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt caught my eye when there was a very bright flash. I looked in it's direction and it was still a very bright meteor but that initial flash out the corner of my eye was very bright. The meteor was the widest I've ever seen- teardrop shaped and looked like small pieces were streaming off it.