Reports Report 2583b (Event 2583-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2583-2013
Observer
NameDaniel W
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was the largest, and most brilliant meteor that I have ever witnessed, in the middle of a well-lit town. I would not be surprised if these fragments splashed down in the Pacific shortly after what we saw. The orange and green in the flash suggest to me a largely iron-nickel composition.
Location
AddressPetaluma, CA
Latitude38° 14' 58.7'' N (38.25°)
Longitude 122° 37' 42.07'' W (-122.63°)
Elevation9.64m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-10-22 19:40 PDT
UT Date & Time2013-10-23 02:40 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth184.75°
First azimuth110.66°
First elevation37°
Last azimuth220.66°
Last elevation26°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksSizzling/Hissing Sound
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksUpon the explosion and fragmentation, a subtle boom was noted by three of the five people present.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration20s
Length45°
RemarksVisibly lit smoke trail, fireball streaked across sky flaring green as bright as the sun, then broke into several fragments continuing at a high velocity along nearly the same trajectory.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksVisibly lit smoke trail, fireball streaked across sky flaring green as bright as the sun, then flashed brilliantly and broke into several fragments continuing at a high velocity along approximately the same trajectory before disappearing from view.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksVisibly lit smoke trail, fireball streaked across sky flaring green as bright as the sun, then flashed brilliantly and broke into several fragments continuing at a high velocity along approximately the same trajectory before disappearing from view.