Reports Report 5401e (Event 5401-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5401-2022
Observer
NameJonah S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was the most unusual sighting I've seen in 30 years of watching meteor showers
Location
AddressBellingham, WA
Latitude48° 41' 7.23'' N (48.69°)
Longitude 122° 29' 29.66'' W (-122.49°)
Elevation4.9m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-08-20 23:00 PDT
UT Date & Time2022-08-21 06:00 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle272°
Moving
Facing azimuth270°
First azimuth300°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth213.13°
Last elevation33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorLight Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksthe path looked like a trail of moving ellipses in the sky, and the whole train vanished suddenly when it got into the southern most angle of view. I've seen hundreds of meteors and this was unlike anything I've ever seen. Multiple parties ran over to the location we saw it and confirmed their sighting of it as well. It was slow moving and took about 10 seconds from initial sighting until it vanished.