Reports Report 1603b (Event 1603-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1603-2012
Observer
NameJames A
Experience Level3/5
RemarksVery consistent speed; didn\'t quickly accelerate like other meteors I\'ve seen. Almost looked like a plane, except it\'s tail was much too bright and it disintigrated.
Location
AddressCambridge, MA
Latitude42° 21' 32.64'' N (42.36°)
Longitude 71° 6' 32.59'' W (-71.11°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-10-23 19:20 EDT
UT Date & Time2012-10-23 23:20 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth310.24°
First azimuth311.73°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth8.3°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorOrange-white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
RemarksStraight glowing train. Only fragmented at the very last second or two.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
RemarksBroke into sparks which quickly disappeared.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-