Reports Report 7723ae (Event 7723-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 7723-2020
Observer
NameHerb R
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI had a rail trestle blocking the view of the ground impact and I was on a terrace level of the Mississippi valley. The bluff line is about 80 feet in elevation above where I stood, but the glow of impact was impressive, and the size of the ball was nearly as big as a regular moon. I have seen many meteors, but nothing like this one. I stood still, expecting to either hear or feel it hit the ground, but neither happened.
Location
AddressCottage Grove, MN
Latitude44° 47' 36.78'' N (44.79°)
Longitude 92° 57' 52.32'' W (-92.96°)
Elevation218.48m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-12-16 06:52 CST
UT Date & Time2020-12-16 12:52 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle128°
Moving
Facing azimuth40°
First azimuth40°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth55°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-