Reports Report 3998ab (Event 3998-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3998-2019
Observer
NameRalph E
Experience Level2/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressEastport, MI
Latitude45° 6' 28.8'' N (45.11°)
Longitude 85° 19' 2.09'' W (-85.32°)
Elevation240.4m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-08-24 22:35 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-08-25 02:35 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle210°
Moving
Facing azimuth11.67°
First azimuth84.59°
First elevation70°
Last azimuth6.88°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe meteor grew brighter as it descended from about 20 degrees from the zenith in an easterly direction until it was about 50 degrees from the zenith about 10 degrees east of north. It fragmented at the end when it was brightest, then faded rapidly. Two other people were with me, and were able to turn and follow my line of sight as I uttered a long Woooow. Duration was hard for me to judge it could have been as long as three seconds. I am a PhD physcicist, the other two are a physics and electronics teacher and a computer scientist, (my brother in law and his son). We had been using a 10 inch reflector telescope before seeing the fireball. It was by far the brightest I have ever seen.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt grew larger in size and fragments trailed out, then rapidly faded.