Reports Report 5470a (Event 5470-2018)

Name Brett H
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This is the first time I have ever seen a meteor break up into many pieces. Great experience!
Address Ocean Shores, WA
Latitude 47° 0' 27.13'' N (47.007537°)
Longitude 124° 9' 21.39'' W (-124.155943°)
Elevation 5.978286m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-05 22:35 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-06 06:35 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up to down
Descent Angle 180°
Facing azimuth
First azimuth
First elevation 90°
Last azimuth
Last elevation 90°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -15
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Remarks At first I thought someone fired a Roman Candle until I realized how high the glowing white "chunky" train was.
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Like I said, it looked like a Roman Candle only with relatively large chunky white hot pieces trailing from it. It fell apart and cascaded downward.