Reports Report 851bl (Event 851-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 851-2017
Name Derick W
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was flying from Newark to New Orleans. One of the brightest meteors I have ever seen. I had time to point it out to the other pilot. It was bright, almost disappeared bright again and may have fragmented. View partially obscured by thin cloud layer in the middle of trajectory. Green and yellow in color with tail
Address Columbia, MS
Latitude 31° 15' 8.86'' N (31.25°)
Longitude 89° 50' 7.55'' W (-89.84°)
Elevation 45.95m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-03-03 22:15 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-03-04 04:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 168°
Facing azimuth 244.44°
First azimuth 243.64°
First elevation 40°
Last azimuth 246.61°
Last elevation 15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Green, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
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Delayed Sound
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Persistent train
Observation Unknown
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Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
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