Reports Report 340aay (Event 340-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 340-2016
Observer
NameSteve K
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI have spent 15 years star watching from our hot tub, and usually see falling stars every time we are out there. I have also observed many meteor showers. This is by far the largest, brightest one I've ever seen. I was looking right at it as it started and had time to alert a friend who was facing away from it. They were able to turn and see it light up and fragment. It was quite spectacular. From Central PA, it was to the south west of us. It was also big enough that I was motivated to google it today to see if anyone else saw it!
Location
AddressPennsylvania Furnace, PA
Latitude40° 43' 20.06'' N (40.72°)
Longitude 77° 54' 19.87'' W (-77.91°)
Elevation412.44m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-01-30 18:16 EST
UT Date & Time2016-01-30 23:16 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle139°
Moving
Facing azimuth230.57°
First azimuth225.22°
First elevation39°
Last azimuth245.22°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorThis thing started out white and small, then got larger and quickly turned blue/red/yellow and ended up much larger and brighter white at the end
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksit started out as a normal white narrow streak, but got larger and then quickly went through several colors (yellow, red, blue) before getting much larger and brighter white and then fragmenting. The fragments were also white but smaller and burned out on their way down.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksit started out as a normal white narrow streak, but got larger and then quickly went through several colors (yellow, red, blue) before getting much larger and brighter white and then fragmenting. The fragments were also white but smaller and burned out on their way down.