Reports Report 2230et (Event 2230-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2230-2018
Observer
NamePeter S
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThe fireball was first spotted by my father (93 years old). We were sitting on our roff top terrace with a glas of wine, when he suddenly said: "Look what is coming down there!" I had to turn about 45° to the right, then I saw the fireball. It was quite slow goin nearly exactly down at North West (315°). It became ever brighter, continouosly, then three samller particels were left behind the main body, shortly after that a fourth particle. The fragments were much fainter then the bright meteor head of max. -7 mag (at least). The meteor vanished without explosion about 15 ° above the horizon. It made a short note on paper with a sketch.
Location
AddressKaarst, Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
Latitude51° 13' 40.12'' N (51.23°)
Longitude 6° 37' 1.78'' E (6.62°)
Elevation42.63m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-06-29 23:30 CEST
UT Date & Time2018-06-29 21:30 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth315°
First azimuth315°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth315°
Last elevation15°
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
RemarksShortly before maximum brightness the bright meteor head left three smaller fragments behind, after that a forth fragment. All fragment were much fainter than the main body.