Reports Report 451cg (Event 451-2015)

Name Shay B
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks -
Address Evanston, WY
Latitude 41° 15' 3.2'' N (41.250889°)
Longitude 110° 58' 19.89'' W (-110.972193°)
Elevation 2093.349609m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 22:55 MST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 05:55 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 81°
Facing azimuth 221°
First azimuth 182.43°
First elevation 51°
Last azimuth 332.13°
Last elevation 34°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color Orange, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 5s
Length 15°
Remarks The tail of the fireball I saw was very long and at the first glance looked like the tail of a jet airplane. It was white and was approximately 15-20+ degrees in length (using an arms length to measure). It was going very fast and was very bright.The tail remained the same size and near the fireball was several other small fireballs surrounding it and the tail. It seemed to be very low and was very easy to see.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Trailing behind the actual fireball were several smaller fireballs - about 10-15 fragments