Reports Report 1553g (Event 1553-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1553-2012
Observer
NameHank
Experience Level4/5
RemarksHave seen thousands of meteors in my lifetime, this be was in the top three for brightness and the I only one I have seen with such incredibly numerous \"sparkles\" after terminal flash. Gave me the immediate impression it was a reentry of a man made object. Very intense initial and terminal flash...the color of burning magnesium
Location
AddressRichmond, KY
Latitude37° 48' 43.77'' N (37.81°)
Longitude 84° 18' 7.36'' W (-84.3°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-10-19 03:40 EDT
UT Date & Time2012-10-19 07:40 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth221.31°
First azimuth228.47°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth239.04°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
Colorblue/white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length30°
RemarksBright white, many thousands of sparkling fragments, feathery....like a firework
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksFragments very small but tremendously numerous. Fragments persisted after terminal flash
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-