Reports Report 4531pb (Event 4531-2018)

Name Charmagne S
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I have seen meteors from time to time before but this was by far the largest and brightest one I have every seen. It was green (to me) though my husband thought it looked more blueish. The flashes were yellow and quite bright. I assume the first flash was the meteor splitting up and the smaller flashes were the fragments further splitting or burning out but this is just an assumption as I have no training in astronomy. The meteor was nearly due east from my location. Really cool.
Address Joplin, MO
Latitude 37° 3' 43.1'' N (37.061971°)
Longitude 94° 30' 49.64'' W (-94.513789°)
Elevation 312.25m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-11-02 19:25 CST
UT Date & Time 2018-11-03 00:25 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 141°
Facing azimuth 73.33°
First azimuth 71.56°
First elevation 55°
Last azimuth 70.78°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -11
Color Green, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks There was a large flash followed by several smaller flashes
Observation Unknown
Remarks -