Reports Report 1e (Event 1-2018)

Name S P
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I am over 60 and have observed meteor showers from various locations, including from a mountaintop (out in the country) up in Maine during a pitch black night. I am more than a casual observer, but do not consider myself to be an amateur astronomer. I have never seen a shooting that was as large as this. I was on the hilltop to take photographs of the sunset & moonrise (nearly full supermoon). I was not expecting to see a meteor shower and was on the phone at the time, so it took me by surprise. I can tell from my phone log that it occurred sometime between 7:55 and 8 p.m. .
Address Coral Springs, FL
Latitude 26° 16' 1.01'' N (26.266946°)
Longitude 80° 17' 6.67'' W (-80.285186°)
Elevation 14.206m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-31 20:00 EST
UT Date & Time 2018-01-01 01:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 284°
Facing azimuth 315°
First azimuth 335°
First elevation 23°
Last azimuth 101.5°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -24
Color White, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 4s
Length 20°
Remarks Similar to a shooting star, but much larger
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -