Reports Report 5377u (Event 5377-2018)

Name Guy N
Experience Level 5/5
Remarks My wife and I observed the meteor through our front windshield as we drove between over-lit shopping centre parking lots on both sides. Terribly light polluted. The only other celestial object visible was Mars, so I estimate the limiting magnitude was ~1.
Address Coquitlam, British Columbia (CA)
Latitude 49° 16' 45.12'' N (49.279199°)
Longitude 122° 47' 40.48'' W (-122.794579°)
Elevation 24.244474m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-06 18:54 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-07 02:54 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 255°
Facing azimuth 27.76°
First azimuth 27.79°
First elevation 26°
Last azimuth 8.36°
Last elevation 23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -9
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks It broke into 2 fragments, one a bit smaller than the other just before it disappeared in a heavily light-polluted sky.