Reports Report 1848d (Event 1848-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1848-2012
Namebrian L
Experience Level2/5
Remarksit was the most amazing celestial experience i have ever witnessed and it happened in my own backyard! i have been to many mountainous regions and have never seen a meteor as bright as that one or the break up process so close. absolutely stunning!
AddressJenkintown, PA
Latitude40° 7' 27.1'' N (40.12°)
Longitude 75° 6' 12.94'' W (-75.1°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-11-12 02:00 EST
UT Date & Time2012-11-12 07:00 UT
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Facing azimuth73.01°
First azimuth35.68°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth53.84°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-23
ColorOrange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
Remarksit was the brightest meteor i have ever seen. It came from almost directly above my head and was so bright that i thought i could feel heat from it, but i don't think so. I couldn't hear it but i did see it fragment twice. I was facing ~70-80 degrees east and saw a very long trail of intense bright, orange and yellow light and then i saw a chunk of it fracture off and leave its own trail at a 90 degree angle that went north and another a second later, again at 90 degrees. it was smaller but also went to the north side. truly remarkable. i made a wish! I was hoping for some info about a possible shower in the area. I also saw a smaller and higher burn going from south to north from my location about 10 minutes later.
Terminal flash
RemarksI saw a very bright and large flash came from behind my nowhere and burn so bright for 3 seconds. It was so bright that i think i felt heat but perhaps, i'm just imaging that aspect. there were two fragments. first was large, second was smaller, but both tore off at 90 degree angles and went to the north from my position.