Reports Report 2069q (Event 2069-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2069-2012
Observer
NameRonnie K
Experience Level3/5
RemarksBrightest , longest lasting meteor I've ever seen. Past sightings looked like simple falling stars compared to this one. My wife was with me and wittnessed the same.
Location
AddressMt Vernon, IN
Latitude38° 1' 12.61'' N (38.02°)
Longitude 87° 54' 12.1'' W (-87.9°)
Elevation131.65m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-12-04 21:30 CST
UT Date & Time2012-12-05 03:30 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth235.43°
First azimuth186.78°
First elevation62°
Last azimuth264.94°
Last elevation37°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration15s
Length45°
RemarksLooked like a smoke trail lit up by the moonlight. Lasted for a long time after meteor burned out.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksseemed like globs of light trailed off behind meteor