Reports Report 501af (Event 501-2018)

Name Anelise J
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This was incredible to witness as I looked into the night sky on my walk I noticed all the stars were clear except for one. I then realized it was moving and continued to watch it until it seemed to hit the earths atmosphere and left a beautiful soft light trail behind it until it faded.
Address Santa Clara, UT
Latitude 37° 7' 59.02'' N (37.13306°)
Longitude 113° 38' 35.36'' W (-113.643155°)
Elevation 863.485m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-02-06 19:31 MST
UT Date & Time 2018-02-07 02:31 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 256°
Facing azimuth 182.96°
First azimuth 199.16°
First elevation 52°
Last azimuth 161.58°
Last elevation 29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -5
Color Light Blue, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 10s
Length 10°
Remarks It was a fuzzy looking star and when it seemed to hit the earths atmosphere it blew up with a soft expanding fizz trailing behind it as it fell then it died out leaving a soft fizzy trail behind it
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It was very brief as I think it hit the earths atmosphere
Observation Yes
Remarks It went from a blurred looking star falling to a brief flash as it entered the earths atmosphere and then remind bright leaving a soft trail of light behind it til it faded as it continued to fall