Reports Report 7440fb (Event 7440-2020)

Name Lee S
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks We watch the meteor showers up north in Ontario whenever we can, we’ve seen lots of “shooting stars”. This was the brightest, longest lasting one we have ever seen, and it had the brightest, longest tail we’ve ever seen. It was also bright white, but seemed like a fireball. Amazing to see while we were driving.
Address Newmarket, Ontario (CA)
Latitude 44° 3' 55.42'' N (44.065394°)
Longitude 79° 26' 0.59'' W (-79.433496°)
Elevation 280.52124m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2020-12-07 19:30 EST
UT Date & Time 2020-12-08 00:30 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 244°
Facing azimuth 77.97°
First azimuth 84.13°
First elevation 65°
Last azimuth 77.54°
Last elevation 37°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length 10°
Remarks Lasted a long time, was long and bright and wide. Very noticeable! Light more than smoke, it glowed.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It flashed at the end like a little pop or explosion
Observation Unknown
Remarks -