Reports Report 2544b (Event 2544-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2544-2021
Observer
NameMichelle N
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI have never seen a shooting star or meteor this big and bright before
Location
AddressRiverton, UT
Latitude40° 29' 49.89'' N (40.5°)
Longitude 111° 55' 59.84'' W (-111.93°)
Elevation1349.04m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-04-30 21:30 MDT
UT Date & Time2021-05-01 03:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle181°
Moving
Facing azimuth93.54°
First azimuth-
First elevation25°
Last azimuth-
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length12°
RemarksA smokey glowing train that had a minor zig zag at end of glow
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksBig flash of light immediately around object hat was approx 10 times bigger than any star in the sky. It shot straight down down perpendicular in a straight down direction from the sky to the earth with a brief smokey trail behind it.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSome smokey zig zaggy material following the bright object