Reports Report 4477aq (Event 4477-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4477-2019
Observer
NameDanna E
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI have been observing major meteor showers for 30 years including the spectacular shower of Nov. 2001. This meteor of 9/17/19 was the biggest, brightest and longest I have ever seen.
Location
AddressSanta Barbara, CA
Latitude34° 26' 39.86'' N (34.44°)
Longitude 119° 40' 59.56'' W (-119.68°)
Elevation169.85m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-09-17 20:32 PDT
UT Date & Time2019-09-18 03:32 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle242°
Moving
Facing azimuth14.23°
First azimuth46.44°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth294.75°
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-21
ColorBlue, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
Remarkssonic boom 1-2 minutes after sighting
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length50°
Remarksno smoke, white light with explosion of brightness halfway through the trail, with blue light in the trail
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks1-2 seconds into the meteor's trail there was an explosion of brightness as it continued