Reports Report 4961e (Event 4961-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4961-2019
Observer
NameMonnie S
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was very different than other meteors I've observed in the past, mainly in color (very bright whitish) ,how it broke apart , it was the only one in the sky, and it appeared relatively closer to earth.
Location
AddressUkiah, CA
Latitude39° 7' 46.98'' N (39.13°)
Longitude 123° 11' 54.73'' W (-123.2°)
Elevation178.89m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-10-10 19:40 PDT
UT Date & Time2019-10-11 02:40 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle170°
Moving
Facing azimuth345.67°
First azimuth344.53°
First elevation76°
Last azimuth353.59°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorLight Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length-
RemarksIt came almost straight down over /behind the head of the person I was talking to. It broke apart into two sections and looked different bigger and much brighter/white than meteors I've seen before at this time of year. The top section disintegrated faster than the bottom section but left a trail.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe bottom portion seemed to get brighter as it fell. Unfortunately due to my line of sight it fell directly behind the body of the person I was talking to. I did see the glow from a bright flash.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI only saw the first fragmentation when it broke into two pieces and the top portion disintegrated. I did not see what happened to the bottom portion, only a bright flash.