Reports Report 1821b (Event 1821-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1821-2012
Observer
NameShalom F
Experience Level3/5
RemarksProgress of trail across the sky was extremely slow relative to most meteors I have observed, and remained visible for longer.
Location
AddressWashington, DC
Latitude38° 55' 1.7'' N (38.92°)
Longitude 77° 3' 1.98'' W (-77.05°)
Elevation49.09m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-11-09 21:35 EST
UT Date & Time2012-11-10 02:35 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth315°
First azimuth305°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth330°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1.5s
Length15°
Remarks1st 10 degrees of trail, ~-1 magnitude; then after the fireball (-8 magnitude?), another 5 degrees, thinner and dimmer, same alignment; all lingered for a second or two.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksAbout 10 degrees into visible trail, bright spherical flash (maybe -8 magnitude?), yellowish-white; trail continued approximately 5 degrees more, narrower and dimmer
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-