Reports Report 451bq (Event 451-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 451-2015
Observer
NameJulie H
Experience Level3/5
RemarksExciting meteor, large with a wide and long tail. 30+ seconds of excellent viewing. Awe inspiring and a little bit scary!
Location
AddressGarden Valley, ID
Latitude44° 4' 53.56'' N (44.08°)
Longitude 115° 58' 10.72'' W (-115.97°)
Elevation928.65m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-02-23 22:55 MST
UT Date & Time2015-02-24 05:55 UT
Duration≈45s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle263°
Moving
Facing azimuth104.54°
First azimuth130.24°
First elevation29°
Last azimuth358.56°
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration30s
Length40°
Remarksglowing breakup train with many smaller pieces following behind a large fireball that reduced in size as it passed by with a smaller flash, not terminal
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksnot a terminal flash, but lots of breakup behind a wide tail. Large event.