Reports Report 5729a (Event 5729-2018)

Name Suzanne K
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks Visit to see 5 images (to include a super close up crop of the huge Geminid meteor) & 2 time-lapse videos.
Address Red Feather Lakes, CO
Latitude 40° 48' 33.07'' N (40.809187°)
Longitude 105° 37' 48.54'' W (-105.63015°)
Elevation 2647.140137m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-14 03:15 MST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-14 10:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 172°
Facing azimuth 211.16°
First azimuth 194.84°
First elevation 55°
Last azimuth 194.65°
Last elevation 45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Light Blue, Green, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 99.99s
Length 20°
Remarks Initial train was glowing blue & green, fading to smoke trail reddish-orange that coiled up in a spiral rotating clockwise & coiling up. (additional photos available)
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Bright white flash, similar to a camera's flash, which lit up the entire field where the camera was on the tripod.
Observation No
Remarks -