Reports Report 4097as (Event 4097-2015)

Name Seth N
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks Initially saw object due west with relative horizontal trajectory, and traveled to the south east with a downward angled trajectory.
Address Reno, NV
Latitude 39° 29' 5.18'' N (39.484771°)
Longitude 119° 44' 49.92'' W (-119.747199°)
Elevation 1340.243m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-12-22 18:15 PST
UT Date & Time 2015-12-23 02:15 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 267°
Facing azimuth 180.68°
First azimuth 284.47°
First elevation 35°
Last azimuth 143.05°
Last elevation 15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 10s
Length 15°
Remarks Glowing smokey trail with consistent thickness
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Two tiny bursts of debris that were also illuminated, short lived, and traveled with the fireball.