Reports Report 325x (Event 325-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 325-2020
Observer
NameBilly M
Experience Level3/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressApollo Beach, FL
Latitude27° 44' 44.46'' N (27.75°)
Longitude 82° 25' 31.02'' W (-82.43°)
Elevation2.57m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-01-16 23:55 EST
UT Date & Time2020-01-17 04:55 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle96°
Moving
Facing azimuth275.18°
First azimuth191.21°
First elevation34°
Last azimuth353.7°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude8-
ColorLight Blue, Orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksWindy whistle noise like a whirring jet turbine from long distance.
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length45°
RemarksThere was no noticable trail at first. As I was walking my dog I continued to look up and after about 5 minutes I noticed what looked similar to a contrail in the path that the meteor traveled. It was clearly visable from ambient ground light pollution. It expanded in width over time and slowly moved across the sky toward the northeast, I'm assuming from the upper level wind. I could see the trail for more than 20 minutes. The trail began at about the point where the color of the meteor changed from light blue to orange and continued across the sky to where I lost sight of it.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe color of the meteor changed suddenly from a bright light blue to a bright orange and at that time also seemed to double in size and looked more like it was on "fire".
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSee above. Not as much fragmentation as it appeared to be an expansion.
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