Reports Report 1337ef (Event 1337-2017)

Name Leslie J
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I have seen many meteor showers; 100s of meteors. This was 5-10 times brighter than the brightest I've ever seen.
Address Clinton, SC
Latitude 34° 27' 31.58'' N (34.458771°)
Longitude 81° 52' 57.68'' W (-81.882688°)
Elevation 202.103m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-12 21:00 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-13 01:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 257°
Facing azimuth 180°
First azimuth 270°
First elevation 80°
Last azimuth 105°
Last elevation 23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Much larger and brighter than any star or planet. It looked to be 1/4-1/2 dia. moon; repeated to flash and sputter the flash brighter, as if pieces were breaking off. It moved faster than a satellite in low orbit. But was slower than most meteor showers. But I thought, this looks like a satellite on re-entry / on burn up.