Reports Report 2634l (Event 2634-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2634-2015
Observer
NameRichard S
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI have seen a lot of meteors in my 40 something years and this was the biggest, most colorful and brightest I've ever seen.
Location
AddressAmericus, GA
Latitude32° 6' 0.41'' N (32.1°)
Longitude 84° 12' 58.76'' W (-84.22°)
Elevation139.98m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-10-22 04:48 EDT
UT Date & Time2015-10-22 08:48 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle228°
Moving
Facing azimuth6.08°
First azimuth16.12°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth356.97°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorBlue, Orange, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
Remarksslight whistling, crackling
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length15°
Remarksyellow glowing sparkling train that faded to orange, then dissipated and left a faint smoke trail
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe flash lit the sky as if it was lightning but it was not at the end. That's what got my attention. A huge flash then the meteor streaking downward.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAs it moved I could see fragments sparkling as they came off and got left behind the meteor