Reports Report 43l (Event 43-2017)

Name Bruce D
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks My daughter and I both seen this. It was pretty amazing. I would definately say it was the largest bolide i'd ever seen in 40 years.
Address , WA
Latitude 47° 56' 46.03'' N (47.946119°)
Longitude 123° 17' 23.31'' W (-123.289807°)
Elevation 1450.656m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-01-05 07:11 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-01-05 15:11 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 103°
Facing azimuth 197.7°
First azimuth 200.48°
First elevation 55°
Last azimuth 266.74°
Last elevation 29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -9
Color Yellow, white
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Remarks Total length would be nine. Separation and multiple trails were observed. Following another exploding separation with more trails. It was disintegrating. Disintegrated toward the west.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Noticed the first flash I turned and seen it flash a second time. I had time to say "Oh look at that" then a third separation and flash with multiple particles and streams coming of in a foreward direction.
Observation Yes
Remarks Multiple flashes and trails coming off less than the original as it disintegrated.