Reports Report 1553f (Event 1553-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1553-2012
Namewarren W
Experience Level2/5
RemarksWhen I was younger I used to go out with friends to dark areas out of town and try to observe meteors, especially when the named showers would occur. I\'ve seen many pencil-thin streaks that were, while exciting to see, pretty non-eventful. This was like nothing I had ever seen before. Even around bright ground lights and with me driving concentrating on the road this was VERY obvious. Took me a few seconds to realize that it had to be a meteor I had seen as I could come up with no other explanation. Thought I would see or hear something about it on the local news this morning but nothing so far. The fact that it happened during what\'s probably the quietest part of the night might be the reason for that.
AddressLexington, KY
Latitude37° 59' 28.65'' N (37.99°)
Longitude 84° 29' 20.34'' W (-84.49°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-10-19 03:25 EDT
UT Date & Time2012-10-19 07:25 UT
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle305°
Facing azimuth265.55°
First azimuth241.73°
First elevation52°
Last azimuth264.26°
Last elevation36°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
RemarksLike I mentioned before, I was driving, and it was a chilly enough night that I did not have the windows down to hear anything. Might have been a sound but I heard nothing.
Persistent train
RemarksI was driving highway speed when the event occurred so it was difficult to keep a fixed eye on it beyond the actual streak itself. There might have been a train but with city lights/headlights and the fact I was behind the wheel I did not observe one. But the initial light from the streak was bright enough that it caught my attention out of the corner of eye despite the fact I was looking straight ahead watching the road. Sorry I don\'t know more about the train!
Terminal flash
RemarksAgain I was driving so if there was fragmentation I saw none. The streak did \"flame out\" with a slightly brighter flash so I think this is what you mean by a terminal flash.