Reports Report 1775gy (Event 1775-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1775-2019
Observer
NameRobert D
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was so awesome! I have seen anything like it. It was so bright and seemed so close compared to every other shooting star I've ever seen in a yearly meteor shower. In fact, this is the only meteor I recall seeing not as part of a yearly meteor shower. Anyway, It was so great that I felt compelled to google about it and found this website. Thanks!
Location
AddressPocomoke City, MD
Latitude38° 4' 37.92'' N (38.08°)
Longitude 75° 34' 30.18'' W (-75.58°)
Elevation1.9m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-04-16 22:55 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-04-17 02:55 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle143°
Moving
Facing azimuth60°
First azimuth45°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth70°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt slowly increased in brightness (maybe only total of 4 seconds) with a sort of final brightness, then many smaller dim pieces.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI couldn't tell size when it was bright. But after peak brightness, maybe a half dozen much dimmer very small pieces continued for just a second. The pieces all had about the same speed, and very little angular spread. They were much, much dimmer than the original streak that caused me to look up (expecting a fast-moving helicopter search light or something).