Reports Report 131q (Event 131-2018)

Name Peter B
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Never seen anything like it. It was so dim and then became so bright! I thought I would maybe hear a boom but didn’t. It was amazing! Looked like a transformer coming to earth lol. Good luck guys!
Address Venice, FL
Latitude 27° 2' 44.88'' N (27.045799°)
Longitude 82° 22' 13.04'' W (-82.37029°)
Elevation 5.069m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-01-10 20:30 EST
UT Date & Time 2018-01-11 01:30 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 116°
Facing azimuth 91.21°
First azimuth 94.43°
First elevation 57°
Last azimuth 128.74°
Last elevation 29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length 20°
Remarks Started dim like a shooting star but after a second got brighter and brighter. When it reached peak brightness stayed for about a second. Then poof, lost brightness but stayed light enough to still make out for a second. Have seen many shooting stars but never one as bright or large!
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -