This is the brightest meteor I think I have ever seen. It lit up the area I was working around (a small barn) as bright as a flash of lightening, or like car headlights coming up our driveway, which was about 200 feet away. When I looked up I saw the meteor in the sky but it wasn't as bright as it must have been when I first saw its light on the ground. It grew and shrunk in intensity still quite brightly in the brief time I saw it before it finished burning out. I figure I must have missed actually seeing about half or more of its burn time.