Reports Report 3853al (Event 3853-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3853-2019
Observer
NameJohn B
Experience Level4/5
Remarksit was the biggest and brightest meteor I have ever witnessed. Stunningly bright and a very wide tail....seemed as wide as a half moon.
Location
AddressCommerce, GA
Latitude34° 12' 12.21'' N (34.2°)
Longitude 83° 27' 38.62'' W (-83.46°)
Elevation274.47m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-08-18 20:50 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-08-19 00:50 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle120°
Moving
Facing azimuth125°
First azimuth60°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth155°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorLight Blue, Light Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksit was a very bright meteor that lit up the ground during its pass and it fragmented into about 10 pieces, then went dark.