Reports Report 5247g (Event 5247-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5247-2020
Observer
NameTed Z
Experience Level5/5
RemarksThis is the brightest meteor I have seen in 10 years of viewing. View about 100 nights a year from driveway. Was using an AstroPhysics GT130 refractor at the time observing Jupiter. The light from the meteor cast a shadow on my driveway, forcing me to turn right to see what it was. Followed its path to the northwest.
Location
AddressGreen Valley, AZ
Latitude31° 53' 38.02'' N (31.89°)
Longitude 110° 56' 8.85'' W (-110.94°)
Elevation880.65m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-17 22:53 MST
UT Date & Time2020-09-18 05:53 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle103°
Moving
Facing azimuth285.19°
First azimuth265.47°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth294.18°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorBlue, Green, Orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration4s
Length20°
RemarksStarted just below Aquila and ended below Lyra, dropping slightly as it flew southwest to northwest.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-