Reports Report 2549f (Event 2549-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2549-2015
Observer
NameMaxwell J
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThe most impressive fireball I have ever seen thus far. The fireball was very large and brighter than a full moon. To note: a very strong cold front, was clouding visibility slightly due to dust being kicked up from harvesting may have amplified viewing a little bit(????).
Location
AddressAurora, SD
Latitude44° 14' 23.23'' N (44.24°)
Longitude 96° 41' 12.66'' W (-96.69°)
Elevation495.06m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-10-11 20:51 CDT
UT Date & Time2015-10-12 01:51 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle220°
Moving
Facing azimuth260.37°
First azimuth270.29°
First elevation47°
Last azimuth260.07°
Last elevation32°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorLight Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length15°
RemarksTrail was very impressive.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe terminal explosion was also quite impressive as it was very bright and large in the sky as it was a little smaller than the moon in terms of brightness and size wise.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksWhen witnessing this fireball I happen to look at the perfect time to witness it and I could definitely tell there was some fragmentation associated with the meteor. To note there were some clouds behind it and plenty of dust in the air, due to a passing cold front.