Reports Report 7877l (Event 7877-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 7877-2020
Observer
NameKeith P
Experience Level3/5
RemarksLargest meteor I have ever seen in my lifetime.
Location
AddressBessemer, AL
Latitude33° 29' 35.52'' N (33.49°)
Longitude 87° 4' 40.67'' W (-87.08°)
Elevation106.31m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-12-17 20:30 CST
UT Date & Time2020-12-18 02:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle203°
Moving
Facing azimuth248.93°
First azimuth248°
First elevation72°
Last azimuth248°
Last elevation40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorOrange, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length15°
RemarksGlowing faint embers that faded out.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt grew brighter and then went out.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSmall bits branched off in the general direction of travel.