Reports Report 2069r (Event 2069-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2069-2012
Observer
NameDenny H
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI was initially facing down as I was setting up my telescope when the brilliant flash of light began. I looked up and behind me to see the last 3-4 seconds, approximately the last 40% of the meteor based on what I could see of the drifting smoke tail.
Location
Address, MO
Latitude37° 37' 28.16'' N (37.62°)
Longitude 90° 16' 8.24'' W (-90.27°)
Elevation274.46m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-12-04 21:33 CST
UT Date & Time2012-12-05 03:33 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth117.16°
First azimuth160.58°
First elevation62°
Last azimuth258.52°
Last elevation36°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-14
ColorOrange, Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration30s
Length60°
RemarksThe train appeared very distinctly as a smoke or gas that was relatively stable that seemed to slowly dissipate.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI'm not 100% certain on this but I do think that I saw a flash before it disappeared from the sky.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-