Reports Report 4531ph (Event 4531-2018)

Observer
Name Matt R
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I’ve seen a lot of meteors, even took astronomy as my science at the College of Charleston, but this was biggest, slowest I’ve seen
Location
Address Lake Ozark, MO
Latitude 38° 12' 17.39'' N (38.20483°)
Longitude 92° 44' 48.16'' W (-92.746712°)
Elevation 203.417511m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-11-02 19:15 CST
UT Date & Time 2018-11-03 00:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Direction
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 239°
Moving
Facing azimuth 150°
First azimuth 175°
First elevation 75°
Last azimuth 130°
Last elevation 45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 5s
Length 25°
Remarks Bright flash, a long trail, then another flash like it exploded, then slowly burned out as it fell much slower & toward the horizon as burned out. Almost like a flare
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks See above
Fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks After the second flash, it seemed almost like a firework with pieces falling & burning out. It’s what I thought it was at first