Reports Report 1961cu (Event 1961-2016)

Name Susan N
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I teach 6th grade science. I have taught for 14 years total. The last two years, I have taught space science. I was just talking with my students about a month ago about meteors and meteor showers. School is out for summer so I can't tell this year's crop. I can't wait to share this experience with future classes! I will be sure to teach my kiddos any information I learn from this!
Address Warrenton, MO
Latitude 38° 46' 44.67'' N (38.779076°)
Longitude 91° 17' 22.16'' W (-91.289488°)
Elevation 260.253m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-06-06 11:30 CDT
UT Date & Time 2016-06-06 16:30 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 200°
Facing azimuth 5.51°
First azimuth 5.61°
First elevation 21°
Last azimuth 4.86°
Last elevation 21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -24
Color Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 60s
Remarks I was with a friend when this happened. I saw the streak and thought it could be a meteor. My friend did not see the streak of light but we both saw a trail in the sky. The trail was very minimal. I'm sure it would have been smaller than the radius of the Moon if the Moon were visible to compare.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks The flash is what caught my attention. I feel like the meteor came from the southeast (I had my back to the south and was facing north). I saw the streak a fraction of a second before I saw the flash. After the flash, the light was gone but there was a trail. I recorded that the trail lasted 60 seconds but I'm not sure. I know it lasted long enough for my friend to see it and for us to talk about it. It was there long enough that my attention waned.
Observation Unknown
Remarks -