Reports Report 2657a (Event 2657-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2657-2019
NameJosh L
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI’ve seen slow moving, large, and bright meteors before. Nothing like this. It’s size, vivid color, and speed (or lack thereof) was extraordinary. It was bright enough that it caught my attention when I was looking at my phone and facing another direction. Never seen anything like it.
AddressGraham, TX
Latitude33° 5' 52.38'' N (33.1°)
Longitude 98° 34' 54.51'' W (-98.58°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-06-23 00:55 CDT
UT Date & Time2019-06-23 05:55 UT
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle143°
Facing azimuth331.75°
First azimuth327.35°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth348.3°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorPurple, Light Blue, Orange, Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
Terminal flash
RemarksSaw the fireball out of the corner of my eye shooting across the Big Dipper’s handle, if that helps with my bad angling. Immediately watched is as it was the biggest, brightest, slowest moving shooting star I’ve ever seen. Wasn’t like your typically shooting star that zips across it sky looking like a line. It was a huge bright ball, with the main color being yellow/blueish I suppose, with a red hue around that. Has a glowing but sparkler like trail behind it. The sparkler like dots of the trail were red. The ball moved slowly, practically across all three stars of the handle into the cup, I guess you could say. When it got to the point is was in the cup it has passed behind a tree, but I saw two flashes in the sky from it like lightning in the distance. Decently lite up that side was the sky. Was the most spectacular shooting star I’ve ever seen. Worthy of me finding this site and taking the time at this hour.
RemarksAs stated above. What I think could have been fragmentation was the trail. It looked like a sparkler or the crackling fireworks trailing behind it, like pieces were flying off and burning up. The little lights were red and lasted for a moment. If it was fragmentation, thousands of little pieces flying off behind it creating a glowing sparkling trail.