Reports Report 2933z (Event 2933-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2933-2015
Observer
NameVincent M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was qualitatively different than other meteors I've observed. The trail was longer and a bit more persistent than I've ever seen, and the fragmentation was fairly dramatic. My response to other meteors is normally to simply note them; this one quickened my heart rate and elicited an "Oh my God!" response.
Location
AddressBettendorf, IA
Latitude41° 34' 7.04'' N (41.57°)
Longitude 90° 29' 35.92'' W (-90.49°)
Elevation213.83m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-11-02 20:50 CST
UT Date & Time2015-11-03 02:50 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle88°
Moving
Facing azimuth175.86°
First azimuth147.97°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth220.17°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksJust before ending, it appeared to break up into many pieces (maybe 5-6?). The trail persisted much longer than I've witnessed when viewing other meteors; it was the persistent trail that got my attention. I was facing due south, and looking for the star Enif (I was searching for Messiers). It started to my left, and ended up past Enif, and slightly higher.