Reports Report 2072a (Event 2072-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2072-2014
Observer
NameNicholas H
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThis was by far the largest meteor I've ever seen. Like I said earlier, it was at least the size of my thumbnail if not a little bit larger. It so impressed me I had to google to find out where to report such sightings. Thanks for your website. I'm going to return regularly.
Location
AddressMinneapolis, MN
Latitude44° 59' 59.96'' N (45°)
Longitude 93° 15' 43.6'' W (-93.26°)
Elevation255.07m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-09-02 02:00 CDT
UT Date & Time2014-09-02 07:00 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth90.54°
First azimuth113.99°
First elevation58°
Last azimuth105.17°
Last elevation51°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorBlue, Light Blue, Light Green, aqua blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball was the size of my thumb nail held at arms distance (40 year old male). The trail behind it was the same thickness and lasted about the length of my thumb while extended. It suddenly exploded and blew apart. It didn't get much brighter at the moment of explosion but more vibrant in the aqua blue color range. It was more intense in color. Smaller parts came out of the explosion and disappeared quickly.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fragments were short lived but seemed to come from all directions out of the middle explosion. The flash was more of an intensity of color rather than a brighter light. The color was aqua bluish to lime green.