Reports Report 3466e (Event 3466-2018)

Name Evan O
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was able to see the Perseids this past August 3rd while staying in Inlet, NY. What I saw tonight was much different from all but one that I remember from the 3rd. The trail, the length of time it was bright, and the appearance of a low altitude made this "fireball" significantly different.
Address Methuen, MA
Latitude 42° 44' 18.12'' N (42.738366°)
Longitude 71° 9' 17.64'' W (-71.154901°)
Elevation 22.508m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-09-05 00:58 EDT
UT Date & Time 2018-09-05 04:58 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 324°
Facing azimuth 358.22°
First azimuth 352.09°
First elevation 33°
Last azimuth 191.36°
Last elevation 56°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -6
Color Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 90°
Remarks Appeared to be a smoke trail. Seemed to have a spin or a rotation to the smoke. Not long lasting, trail no longer visible at point of first sight after light subsided.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -