Reports Report 1033h (Event 1033-2017)

Observer
Name Greg M
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I am 68 and have never observed a meteor event so dramatic and clear. This was not a "shooting star" crossing the heavens
Location
Address Shiprock, NM
Latitude 36° 47' 4.04'' N (36.784455°)
Longitude 108° 41' 10.06'' W (-108.686128°)
Elevation 1491.632935m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-03-17 21:22 MDT
UT Date & Time 2017-03-18 03:22 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Direction
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 225°
Moving
Facing azimuth 90°
First azimuth 90°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 90°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color yellow to white
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Saw streak at about 20 degrees from vertical evolving to a large fireball which then seemed to explode with particles and then go out. Largest meteor fireball I have ever seen.
Fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks Very large fireball just before it burned out. Seemed to give of sparks.