Reports Report 451fc (Event 451-2015)

Observer
Name Marty C
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks Patrick Wiggins, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador to Utah, said the object was a rocket body used in the launch of Yaogan Weixing-26, a Chinese satellite, which was launched in December 2014.
Location
Address Pocatello, ID
Latitude 42° 52' 10.2'' N (42.8695°)
Longitude 112° 28' 4.47'' W (-112.467907°)
Elevation 1354.732056m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 22:55 MST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 05:55 UT
Duration >60s
Direction
Moving direction From down to up
Descent Angle -
Moving
Facing azimuth 182.94°
First azimuth 186.04°
First elevation 90°
Last azimuth 0.27°
Last elevation -
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 15s
Length 40°
Remarks Glowing train with many fragments.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks Three or four large pieces and dozens of small fragments.