Reports Report 3792w (Event 3792-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3792-2020
Observer
NameAdri P
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI've observed many meteor showers and seen many meteors over the years, but I have never seen any in my entire lifetime that lasted so long, appeared so huge, bright, and near in the sky, or that fragmented into pieces like that. It was amazing!
Location
AddressHesperus, CO
Latitude37° 16' 1.16'' N (37.27°)
Longitude 107° 59' 49'' W (-108°)
Elevation2322.28m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-28 20:30 MDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-29 02:30 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle174°
Moving
Facing azimuth87.09°
First azimuth278.96°
First elevation90°
Last azimuth88.03°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length30°
Remarksglowing train, the fireball stayed the same intense brightness almost the entire time it was visible in the sky.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball stayed the same intense brightness almost the entire time it was visible in the sky, then just before reaching the horizon it flashed and broke into 3-5 fragments before fading out and disappearing.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball stayed the same intense brightness almost the entire time it was visible in the sky, then just before reaching the horizon it flashed and broke into 3-5 fragments before fading out and disappearing.