Reports Report 1764s (Event 1764-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1764-2013
Observer
NameDana L
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was originally looking, northeast, at the stars, having enjoyed the Perseid shower a few days earlier. Out of the corner of my right eye, I thought I was seeing an aircraft's landing light for a second or two. When I turned to view it, I realized it was one of the slowest meteor descents I've witnessed, and closest to the ground when it disappeared. It was almost like a descending flare, with a short trail 2-3 degrees in length. My direct viewing of it lasted another 2-3 seconds.If it reached the ground, my estimation for impact would be southeast Visalia, or rural areas between Visalia and Farmersville.
Location
AddressVisalia, CA
Latitude36° 18' 4.65'' N (36.3°)
Longitude 119° 19' 9.55'' W (-119.32°)
Elevation97.2m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-08-16 23:27 PDT
UT Date & Time2013-08-17 06:27 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth52.76°
First azimuth125.33°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth110.01°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorCenter of fireball was white, with a light blue/green hue around head.
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksFrags. were seen as, what would normally be a round head, had small pinpoints of light separate underneath. Frags. disappeared as soon as they separated from fireball.