Reports Report 451bq (Event 451-2015)

Name Julie H
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Exciting meteor, large with a wide and long tail. 30+ seconds of excellent viewing. Awe inspiring and a little bit scary!
Address Garden Valley, ID
Latitude 44° 4' 53.56'' N (44.081544°)
Longitude 115° 58' 10.72'' W (-115.969645°)
Elevation 928.646484m
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 263°
Facing azimuth 104.54°
First azimuth 130.24°
First elevation 29°
Last azimuth 358.56°
Last elevation 21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 30s
Length 40°
Remarks glowing breakup train with many smaller pieces following behind a large fireball that reduced in size as it passed by with a smaller flash, not terminal
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks not a terminal flash, but lots of breakup behind a wide tail. Large event.