Reports Report 5377b (Event 5377-2018)

Name Mark F
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Initially mistook it for a firework, but the apparent size and brightness would have required a report of launch and explosion. My kids immediately identified it as a meteor.
Address Snohomish, WA
Latitude 47° 56' 25.8'' N (47.940501°)
Longitude 122° 4' 37.35'' W (-122.077041°)
Elevation 20.598515m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-06 18:50 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-07 02:50 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 199°
Facing azimuth 10°
First azimuth
First elevation 24°
Last azimuth 10°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -11
Color Green, Orange, Yellow, White
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 Single ball fragmenting into multiple fragments spreading slightly along same initial path. Primarily white-orange center of each fragment changing through the other colors to green, then fading.