Reports Report 451dk (Event 451-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 451-2015
Observer
NameBrian H
Experience Level2/5
RemarksWe have never seen a brighter or longer lasting meteor ever. It was still visible until we watched it disappear behind the horizon.
Location
AddressPreston, ID
Latitude42° 2' 4.01'' N (42.03°)
Longitude 111° 52' 32.43'' W (-111.88°)
Elevation1375.51m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-02-23 23:00 MST
UT Date & Time2015-02-24 06:00 UT
Duration≈45s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle95°
Moving
Facing azimuth338.73°
First azimuth275°
First elevation33°
Last azimuth345°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-
ColorOrange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksWhen we first saw it, it was broken into 4 parts. One was much larger than the others. They were all speedily soaring to the north. The small fragments disappeared, but the large fragment continued until blocked from our view by the horizon.