Reports Report 3853ca (Event 3853-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3853-2019
Observer
NameBrad W
Experience Level5/5
RemarksMeteor showed continuous green color along the path but also a white central streak with yellow near the head. Meteor dimmed out briefly approximately one second after first observed and then became visible again in less than one second. The dimming may have been due to intervening high clouds. Local weather conditions were generally clear except for some high stratus clouds only noticed shortly after the meteor dissipated. Meteor timing is very reliable as it was taken from GPS map time. Time was only available to the minute. Meteor reached a low angular altitude just above surrounding terrain (low hills) before burnout but termination of the path was observable above the terrain.
Location
AddressLynchburg, TN
Latitude35° 19' 16.2'' N (35.32°)
Longitude 86° 20' 57.56'' W (-86.35°)
Elevation258.44m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-08-18 19:54 CDT
UT Date & Time2019-08-19 00:54 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle154°
Moving
Facing azimuth127.32°
First azimuth98.7°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth110.75°
Last elevation14°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorGreen, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksMeteor broke into two pieces approximately one second before end of flight.