Reports Report 451hw (Event 451-2015)

Observer
Name Riley V
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks -
Location
Address Joseph, OR
Latitude 45° 20' 35.34'' N (45.34315°)
Longitude 117° 16' 32.84'' W (-117.27579°)
Elevation 1338.568604m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 22:08 PST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 06:08 UT
Duration ≈45s
Direction
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 269°
Moving
Facing azimuth 29.78°
First azimuth 139.06°
First elevation 37°
Last azimuth 338.04°
Last elevation 37°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Orange, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 30s
Length 50°
Remarks long, well defined, glowing orange and red for about twenty seconds. Then changing to a yellow and orange train while broadening for five seconds. After fireball broke into about twenty pieces each creating their own well defined orange trains original train turned to very broad yellow smoke.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks fire ball had one large fragment the entire duration. The last five seconds the fire ball broke into about twenty pieces all creating their own trains and turning to smoke.