Reports Report 5412a (Event 5412-2016)

Name Kevin S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Is this part of the Perseid shower?
Address Topeka, KS
Latitude 39° 0' 53.47'' N (39.014853°)
Longitude 95° 41' 27.87'' W (-95.691074°)
Elevation 300.76m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-12-31 17:30 CST
UT Date & Time 2016-12-31 23:30 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 258°
Facing azimuth 77.93°
First azimuth 74.31°
First elevation 53°
Last azimuth 47.91°
Last elevation 32°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -19
Color orange, then green as it burnt up
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Remarks A trail of smoke lasting only a few seconds
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks A bright orange light turned bright green before splitting into two objects which then faded in intensity before disappearing.
Observation Yes
Remarks A bright object split into a least two large size fragments before disappearing