Reports Report 2277f (Event 2277-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2277-2012
Observer
NamePhillips J
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI've seen many shooting stars, and have seen a couple of showers - this was the brightest non-manmade object i've ever seen aside from the sun/moon.
Location
AddressPlano, TX
Latitude33° 1' 40.26'' N (33.03°)
Longitude 96° 41' 5.47'' W (-96.68°)
Elevation186.98m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-12-23 01:09 CST
UT Date & Time2012-12-23 07:09 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth211.11°
First azimuth204.03°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth207.17°
Last elevation37°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length60°
RemarksSaw slight glow, then bright starburst flash then snuffed out, then saw the trail - could see detail in the trail, as if this was in the air, not burning on the upper atmosphere
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksStarburst, went very bright then out in an instant, slight fragmentation
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksStarburst pattern , got brighter then disappeared like a firework