Reports Report 451bu (Event 451-2015)

Name Mike D
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks It was the single most spectacular thing i have ever seen in the sky, possibly only eclipsed by hailee comet. It was bright and when i first saw it i thought it was a plane witha contrail but the contrail was bright. my next thought was that it was a contrail lit up by a big city. but then as it got closer it looked like a falling star or space debris. i expected it to stop but it kept going. i raced to my bedroom and told my wife to come look at it. when it was right above me it was bright, and there were several smaller pieces behind it, each with their own tail. The tail was quite long. the whole experiance lasted about half a minute and the fireball started on the south horizon and ended behind the north horizon. it appeared to still be going strong when it disappeared behind the horizon.
Address Rexburg, ID
Latitude 43° 49' 8.9'' N (43.819139°)
Longitude 111° 48' 34.61'' W (-111.809615°)
Elevation 1480.09314m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 22:00 MST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 05:00 UT
Duration ≈45s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 88°
Facing azimuth 267.1°
First azimuth 186.1°
First elevation 40°
Last azimuth 349.29°
Last elevation -
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -19
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks It was like a fountain firework, that slowly made its way across the sky. there were small fragments that each had their own trails. but the cluster in whole was very large