Reports Report 7723k (Event 7723-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 7723-2020
Observer
NameCharles R
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI've witnessed many shooting stars as I've been taking walks in the early morning hours before the sun rises every day for years. I was hoping to catch a glimpse of the Geminids. This was the most spectacular meteor I have ever seen in my life (63 years old) and quite remarkable.
Location
AddressCoon Rapids, MN
Latitude45° 12' 3.94'' N (45.2°)
Longitude 93° 18' 10.01'' W (-93.3°)
Elevation272.18m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-12-16 06:51 CST
UT Date & Time2020-12-16 12:51 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle144°
Moving
Facing azimuth61.77°
First azimuth47.93°
First elevation64°
Last azimuth69.86°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorBlue, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length20°
RemarksIt left a sparkling glowing trail about 10 degrees long which remained as an extinguished whitish lingering trail
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThat's what got my attention, When I looked over and saw the bright blue mass flashing and spitting white and yellow flames.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks It looked to be breaking up with smaller fragments near the main body sparking and shooting flames too.