Reports Report 451ef (Event 451-2015)

Name Kent O
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks This object was bright and it lasted a very long time....longer than any other "shooting stars" or meteors I have witnessed in the sky. Long enough that I was able to get my phone out quickly and shoot video.
Address Spanish Fork, UT
Latitude 40° 7' 56.8'' N (40.132444°)
Longitude 111° 39' 43.99'' W (-111.66222°)
Elevation 1384.191406m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 22:54 MST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 05:54 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 11°
Facing azimuth 164.24°
First azimuth 135.7°
First elevation 23°
Last azimuth 348.27°
Last elevation 55°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 25s
Length 10°
Remarks The train was glowing directly behind the ball and burning ashes appeared to be falling from it. There was a bright smoke trail about 26X the diameter of the ball. (I took a video of it with my phone, and I measured a still frame of the ball and the smoke trail on the screen with my calipers.)
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks There were showers of what appeared to be fiery debris breaking off of it and falling behind it then burning out. Some flashed before burning up. It went over the building I was behind so I did not see a terminal explosion but I ran through the building and it was gone.