Reports Report 451co (Event 451-2015)

Name Carson B
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks did not start falling apart until about 3 quarters of the way through the flight path that I observed. It's a hilly area and it disappeared behind the hill. When I first saw it I saw no tail for about 5 seconds, then a long bright tail grew on it. It was amazing.
Address Orem, UT
Latitude 40° 15' 39.34'' N (40.260928°)
Longitude 111° 40' 50.49'' W (-111.680692°)
Elevation 1434.40918m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 22:58 MST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 05:58 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 15°
Facing azimuth 188.87°
First azimuth 199.76°
First elevation 63°
Last azimuth 345.02°
Last elevation 40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -8
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 60s
Length 20°
Remarks Glowing smoke trail
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Smaller pieces fell away and glowed very bright white and possibly blue before disappearing.