Reports Report 2629a (Event 2629-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2629-2019
Observer
NameKent M
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was looking at the nearly full moon at 01:13-01:14 when the meteor appeared. It was to the right side of the moon and at a slightly higher elevation. It had a relatively short tail and burned to roughly the level of the bottom of the moon. Had it gone further it would have passed under the moon just missing it, from my vantage point, by only a couple of degrees. The distance the meteor traveled was roughly twice the length of the moon. The light the meteor produced was easily more intense than the moon. For that matter, I have seen the ISS and this meteor was brighter and slightly larger than the ISS. What started as one bright meteor eventually broke into 4-5 pieces shortly before going dark.
Location
AddressWiesbaden, Hesse (DE)
Latitude50° 6' 0.98'' N (50.1°)
Longitude 8° 16' 58.51'' E (8.28°)
Elevation253.09m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-06-22 01:13 CEST
UT Date & Time2019-06-21 23:13 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle217°
Moving
Facing azimuth106.34°
First azimuth106.53°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth106.52°
Last elevation17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAs the meteor came in it broke into two distinct pieces and then into a total of 4-5 pieces which continued in the same trajectory for another second or so before going dark.