Reports Report 451dk (Event 451-2015)

Name Brian H
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks We have never seen a brighter or longer lasting meteor ever. It was still visible until we watched it disappear behind the horizon.
Address Preston, ID
Latitude 42° 2' 4.01'' N (42.034446°)
Longitude 111° 52' 32.43'' W (-111.875674°)
Elevation 1375.505859m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 23:00 MST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 06:00 UT
Duration ≈45s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 95°
Facing azimuth 338.73°
First azimuth 275°
First elevation 33°
Last azimuth 345°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -
Color Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks When we first saw it, it was broken into 4 parts. One was much larger than the others. They were all speedily soaring to the north. The small fragments disappeared, but the large fragment continued until blocked from our view by the horizon.