Reports Report 8053aj (Event 8053-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 8053-2020
Observer
NameLeland S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThere was a thick haze of cloud cover. We wondered how bright it would have been without. It was the brightest meteor I have seen in over 40 years of watching the sky.
Location
AddressWolcottville, IN
Latitude41° 32' 54.85'' N (41.55°)
Longitude 85° 27' 36.82'' W (-85.46°)
Elevation280.97m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-12-23 07:40 EST
UT Date & Time2020-12-23 12:40 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle91°
Moving
Facing azimuth339.08°
First azimuth306.06°
First elevation28°
Last azimuth351.36°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAbout 3/4 of the way into the event the head broke into two about equal parts, then a smaller piece separated from the leading piece just before the end.