Reports Report 631dn (Event 631-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 631-2016
Observer
NameBecky G
Experience Level1/5
RemarksWe were facing directly up towards the mountain side, so our initial report of the level of sky the meteor was seen would have been inaccurate. It started high and the large dark mass at the tip was still present when it disappeared from our view below the mountain horizon.
Location
AddressSaint-Martin-de-Belleville, Rhone-Alpes (FR)
Latitude45° 22' 37.13'' N (45.38°)
Longitude 6° 30' 23.81'' E (6.51°)
Elevation1457.1m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-02-17 18:30 CET
UT Date & Time2016-02-17 17:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle130°
Moving
Facing azimuth81.75°
First azimuth75°
First elevation90°
Last azimuth102.31°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-21
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration45s
Length30°
RemarksWhite smoke trail, rather like that left by an aircraft, but pointing left to right downwards towards earth. It gradually faded.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-