It started from behind me coming from the North near the big dipper and was directly overhead. I was unable to get a good look in the begining as I was standing and unable to bend back far enough. It sailed through just a bit East of the Summer Triangle. It was bright white and steady. I thought at first it might be an airplane but there were no blinking lights and of course landing lights don't face backwards. The magnitude was brighter than any star or planet in the sky at the time. The moon was bright but it was to my South West. Luckily it didn't obscure my view. The shooting star finally disappeared as it reached about 45 degrees above the horizon. I believe that it spun away from our earth at great speed. All in all it took about 10 seconds or longer from my first catch in the corner of my eye to disappearance.