Reports Report 3197c (Event 3197-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3197-2016
Observer
NameJerry S
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was the almost the brightest meteor I've ever seen; I've seen one brighter.
Location
AddressHonea Path, SC
Latitude34° 33' 38.84'' N (34.56°)
Longitude 82° 19' 33.84'' W (-82.33°)
Elevation245.32m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-09-01 05:27 EDT
UT Date & Time2016-09-01 09:27 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle259°
Moving
Facing azimuth350.03°
First azimuth346.27°
First elevation23°
Last azimuth337.45°
Last elevation14°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarkssmall piece fragmented and went quickly downward at a 45 degree angle. The small fragment and the meteor disappeared about 1/2 second after fragmentation.