Reports Report 1455a (Event 1455-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1455-2019
Observer
NameJohan B
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIn my 55 years on earth, this the biggest and best observation of a "shooting star"
Location
Address (ZA)
Latitude27° 45' 30.5'' S (-27.76°)
Longitude 29° 59' 39.81'' E (29.99°)
Elevation1222.8m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-03-28 20:30 SAST
UT Date & Time2019-03-28 18:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle144°
Moving
Facing azimuth140.56°
First azimuth22.51°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth77.03°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorLight Blue, Light Green, Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length15°
RemarksBright yellow pieces broke of causing the tail. Blue-ish color (green). Blunt point and big chunk broke of during this blue green color period just before it dissapeared
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksBlue/green bright with chunks breaking of into the tail and then a big piece breaking of just before it dissapear/exploded.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksDuring the flight pieces broke of forming the tail. The last big piece (25%) broke of into the tail but burned out slightly later than the main body. During the early stage yellow/orange small fragmentation of the same color. The closer it got to the horizon (blue/green) stage fragments were the same color.