Reports Report 2069x (Event 2069-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2069-2012
Observer
NameDaniel S
Experience Level4/5
RemarksOne of the most colorful and sparkling meteors that I have seen in the 30+ years of observing the sky at night.
Location
AddressPosen, IL
Latitude41° 38' 7.84'' N (41.64°)
Longitude 87° 40' 41.69'' W (-87.68°)
Elevation182.59m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-12-04 21:30 CST
UT Date & Time2012-12-05 03:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth197.25°
First azimuth168.82°
First elevation36°
Last azimuth209.97°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-14
ColorOrange, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSmall pieces were falling of behind it.