Reports Report 1750afi (Event 1750-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1750-2016
Observer
NameBen P
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI have only seen one other meteor of this magnitude in 32 years of living under dark country night skies. It was incredible.
Location
AddressPortland, ME
Latitude43° 40' 12.97'' N (43.67°)
Longitude 70° 14' 30.31'' W (-70.24°)
Elevation3.6m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-05-17 00:45 EDT
UT Date & Time2016-05-17 04:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle100°
Moving
Facing azimuth300.97°
First azimuth257.34°
First elevation43°
Last azimuth333.89°
Last elevation11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorBlue, Orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
RemarksI saw several distinct pieces break off and burn alongside the main object, the object was surrounded by many sparks and had a glowing train.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw several smaller pieces alongside the main object, and saw pieces separate during flight.