Reports Report 810a (Event 810-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 810-2015
Observer
NameForrest L
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was the brightest meteor I can recall having seen. It passed about a hand span or two from the moon and seemed brighter. I could not tell if it 'burned out' or disappeared behind the clouds. My first sight of it was directly overhead, and fully bright, not faded-in as most meteors do, so I believe it started behind me. It moved much faster than an airplane.
Location
AddressConcord, CA
Latitude37° 57' 18.28'' N (37.96°)
Longitude 122° 0' 18.2'' W (-122.01°)
Elevation57.39m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-03-30 20:35 PDT
UT Date & Time2015-03-31 03:35 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth130.38°
First azimuth90°
First elevation88°
Last azimuth91.22°
Last elevation32°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorPurple, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-