Reports Report 3853bq (Event 3853-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3853-2019
Observer
NameLaura W
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was the brightest and biggest (chunkiest?) shooting star/fireball either of us had ever seen
Location
AddressChapel Hill, NC
Latitude35° 54' 17.14'' N (35.9°)
Longitude 78° 59' 53.81'' W (-79°)
Elevation74.85m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-08-18 21:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-08-19 01:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle194°
Moving
Facing azimuth243.38°
First azimuth243.51°
First elevation61°
Last azimuth237.19°
Last elevation27°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorPurple, Green, Light Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksWhen I first saw it it was a violet, then green streak, then it increased in brightness and was bright white before dissapearing. It lasted long enough for both of us in the car to be surprised then say "wow! did you see that?!?!"
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-