Reports Report 1961cu (Event 1961-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1961-2016
Observer
NameSusan N
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI teach 6th grade science. I have taught for 14 years total. The last two years, I have taught space science. I was just talking with my students about a month ago about meteors and meteor showers. School is out for summer so I can't tell this year's crop. I can't wait to share this experience with future classes! I will be sure to teach my kiddos any information I learn from this!
Location
AddressWarrenton, MO
Latitude38° 46' 44.67'' N (38.78°)
Longitude 91° 17' 22.16'' W (-91.29°)
Elevation260.25m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-06-06 11:30 CDT
UT Date & Time2016-06-06 16:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle200°
Moving
Facing azimuth5.51°
First azimuth5.61°
First elevation21°
Last azimuth4.86°
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorLight Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration60s
Length
RemarksI was with a friend when this happened. I saw the streak and thought it could be a meteor. My friend did not see the streak of light but we both saw a trail in the sky. The trail was very minimal. I'm sure it would have been smaller than the radius of the Moon if the Moon were visible to compare.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe flash is what caught my attention. I feel like the meteor came from the southeast (I had my back to the south and was facing north). I saw the streak a fraction of a second before I saw the flash. After the flash, the light was gone but there was a trail. I recorded that the trail lasted 60 seconds but I'm not sure. I know it lasted long enough for my friend to see it and for us to talk about it. It was there long enough that my attention waned.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-