Reports Report 3984c (Event 3984-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3984-2015
Observer
NameDebra C
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThe fireball was part of the 2015 Geminid Meteor Shower. (Much more than just a thin, quick streak from the more common meteors though.). It lasted long enough that I could pause as I watched it pass (as opposed to catching a quick streak out of the corner of my eye).
Location
AddressGeismar, LA
Latitude30° 15' 37.98'' N (30.26°)
Longitude 90° 59' 1.92'' W (-90.98°)
Elevation5.56m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-12-14 20:53 CST
UT Date & Time2015-12-15 02:53 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle95°
Moving
Facing azimuth80°
First azimuth70°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth90°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorLight Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksSaw the fireball grow in size until it was extremely bright, then it quickly dissipated.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAs the fireball traveled & appeared to grow, the long tail was like a sparkler firework closest to the fireball, narrowing to a thinner tail at the end.