Reports Report 451cy (Event 451-2015)

Name Ackerman K
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks It was not far above the horizon, and moving nearly parallel to the horizon. At first I thought it was someone's headlights shining from atop a nearby mountain, or maybe fighter jets (all lit up?!) flying in formation. (The air force has had jets in the air all day and now into the night, here). It was big; a long contrail of light with many pinpoints of light, distributed front to back. It moved slowly.
Address Tonasket, WA
Latitude 48° 42' 37.08'' N (48.710299°)
Longitude 119° 18' 17.18'' W (-119.304773°)
Elevation 814.328247m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 21:58 PST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 05:58 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From right to left
Descent Angle 270°
Facing azimuth 90°
First azimuth 105°
First elevation 15°
Last azimuth 60°
Last elevation 15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -8
Color Orange
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 There was a long train of fireballs; no less than half a dozen points of light. The train of light seemed to dissipate at the same rate as the points of light-- it didn't linger.