Reports Report 4140du (Event 4140-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4140-2021
Observer
NameSusan E
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI've watched meteor showers before and they were pretty. This meteor was spectacular, jaw-dropping. From head to tail the meteor was longer, thicker, closer, and a brighter glowing green than I knew a meteor could be. It was thrilling. I was driving about 30mph north on a dark country road. I was on the phone (hands-free) with my son, uncle, and aunt, and started yelling to them that I was seeing this gorgeous, huge, glowing, green shooting star. I put 11:15 for the sighting but it could have been several minutes on either side.
Location
AddressYarmouth, ME
Latitude43° 49' 1.22'' N (43.82°)
Longitude 70° 10' 1.06'' W (-70.17°)
Elevation41.82m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-07-30 23:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-07-31 03:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle216°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth9.14°
First elevation77°
Last azimuth351.68°
Last elevation18°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fragmentation was subtle, small bits around the periphery of the larger green mass came off, like firework sparks.