Reports Report 2380bm (Event 2380-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2380-2021
Observer
NameThomas B
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI had never before seen a meteor that shed fragments.
Location
AddressHanover, MA
Latitude42° 6' 12.32'' N (42.1°)
Longitude 70° 49' 48.3'' W (-70.83°)
Elevation9.77m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-04-18 20:30 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-04-19 00:30 UT
Duration<1s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle265°
Moving
Facing azimuth80°
First azimuth90°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth60°
Last elevation19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-
Colorwhite with "sparks" that appeared yellow-orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt looked like "sparks" were coming from the main streak, going above and below it, and dropping - decelerating faster than the main streak.