Reports Report 451bc (Event 451-2015)

Name John T
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Biggest. Meteor. Ever! I live in rural Idaho and it was very clear sky, no moon, and no other light pollution. Biggest piece was huge -- much bigger than Venus, say -- and the tails on it and the smaller pieces were very very long. lasted so long I thought about running inside the house to grab a camera or iPhone... but I didn't.
Address Carmen, ID
Latitude 45° 17' 27.92'' N (45.29109°)
Longitude 113° 53' 37.35'' W (-113.893707°)
Elevation 1153.932007m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 22:55 MST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 05:55 UT
Duration ≈45s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 194°
Facing azimuth 0.14°
First azimuth 9.62°
First elevation 70°
Last azimuth 350.79°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -15
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 30s
Length 50°
Remarks One huge, very bright meteor with about six smaller ones next to and behind it
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Appeared to be splitting up as it passed