Reports Report 5311bo (Event 5311-2017)

Name Kelly F
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I thought it was just a weird green meteor until the enormous (in comparison to the wider-than-usual streak) white burst. I watch the August 12 shower most years, and I've seen several meteors in the past 40 years, but nothing this big, or pure white (or with a green streak). If I didn't say earlier, there was the green streak, wider in the middle than the ends; 2 or 3 very brief yellow flashes (not bright); and then the white pulse that lasted a full second, dimming slightly once halfway through, then brightening again.
Address Miami, IN
Latitude 40° 35' 59.88'' N (40.599967°)
Longitude 86° 2' 50.97'' W (-86.047492°)
Elevation 251.39m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-19 00:57 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-19 05:57 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 172°
Facing azimuth 353.05°
First azimuth 349.59°
First elevation 52°
Last azimuth 358°
Last elevation 33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -11
Color Dark Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Green ended, a brief yellow trail, then a brilliant white flash that pulsed once lasting approx. 1 second total
Observation Yes
Remarks As initial pulse faded, a small white flash, lasting maybe .3 second. Appeared to be 3° (?) to the right, near the top of the initial pulse