Reports Report 638e (Event 638-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 638-2015
Observer
NameMark M
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI'm 58 years old, and I have never before seen any burning meteor so large, moving so slowly, so bright, or losing so much visible material. This at least 50 times larger (and similarly long lasting) compared with anything I have seen previously. Awesome.
Location
AddressArvada, CO
Latitude39° 49' 54.03'' N (39.83°)
Longitude 105° 9' 5.19'' W (-105.15°)
Elevation1683.94m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-03-11 06:05 MDT
UT Date & Time2015-03-11 12:05 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle269°
Moving
Facing azimuth336.01°
First azimuth11°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth290.74°
Last elevation22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was losing burning material constantly until it went behind the house to the WNW of me. When it emerged from behind the house it was much more dim and I didn't see any more fragmentation.