Reports Report 451fx (Event 451-2015)

Observer
Name Jonathon C
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Immediately after seeing this event I jumped online to track what it may have been and found it to be a Rocket Body (SL-24 Maybe) Longest duration re-entry I have ever seen. Pretty amazing and I may have to start tracking more and have a camera ready next time
Location
Address Rock Springs, WY
Latitude 41° 37' 49.5'' N (41.630418°)
Longitude 109° 15' 24.94'' W (-109.256929°)
Elevation 1938.75m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 22:55 MST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 05:55 UT
Duration ≈20s
Direction
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 100°
Moving
Facing azimuth 279.04°
First azimuth 271.95°
First elevation 21°
Last azimuth 309.4°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks Smaller trails following the larger trail could be seen to separate and then fade out.