Reports Report 4097x (Event 4097-2015)

Name Amber N
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks The fireball lasted a lot longer than most I've seen it was very very bright. At first I thought it was a rocket because you could see an elongated almost cylindrical shape inside the fireball. It was very large, looked close and had an incredibly long no train that was part glowing and part smoke train. It went behind the clouds and was visible maybe 3 seconds later as fragments. The fragments were blue white orange red and broke up even further as the got closer to the surface. Then dissipated to the point where you could no longer see them. Unknown if there was sound because the windows were rolled up. Didn't bother to look back and see if the train was still visible.
Address Kingman, AZ
Latitude 35° 11' 12.81'' N (35.186893°)
Longitude 114° 2' 37.95'' W (-114.043874°)
Elevation 1030.47m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-12-22 19:09 MST
UT Date & Time 2015-12-23 02:09 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 266°
Facing azimuth 235.44°
First azimuth 235°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 166.37°
Last elevation -
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Light Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 20s
Length 70°
Remarks Mostly glowing train. The glowing train was very long and it was followed by a smokey train. Above train degree length I put as 70 but 70 is not an accurate estimate anyway because I didn't understand how to determine the length with fist/ arm measurement. The train was however very long and I noticed it before I noticed the fireball itself
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Went behind clouds so did not see explosion but could see orange/blue/white/red embers/fragments fall and the fragments color dissipated or became less intense as it got closer to the ground.