Reports Report 451dp (Event 451-2015)

Name Netty D
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Amazing experience observing something so bright and consistent as this sighting. The circular fireball was close in proximity, bright, colorful and unrecognizable from anything else I've seen in my life. The trail was enormous and the fireball, in comparison seemed a quarter size of the Moon from my perspective. Netty's Comet.
Address Holladay, UT
Latitude 40° 41' 8.96'' N (40.685822°)
Longitude 111° 48' 59.15'' W (-111.816431°)
Elevation 1417.776978m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 22:51 MST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 05:51 UT
Duration ≈45s
Moving direction From down to up
Descent Angle -
Facing azimuth 198.45°
First azimuth 186.29°
First elevation 48°
Last azimuth 350.7°
Last elevation 27°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -11
Color Purple, Pink, Blue
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 60s
Length 45°
Remarks Glowing train that faded after 60 seconds. Color went away, train remained in the dark sky.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Multiple pieces scattered next to and following the larger object. Like a firework moving in one direction.