Reports Report 451eo (Event 451-2015)

Name Caitlin S
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks My mom and I thought it was a plane crashing or on fire, but we then came to realization it was a meteor of some sort. It was sparking and looked like a fast moving firework display. It then disappeared into the night after so many seconds but left a trail behind but that soon disappeared as well. Beautiful sight, never seen anything like it before in my seventeen years and her forty years!
Address Joseph, OR
Latitude 45° 20' 48.67'' N (45.346854°)
Longitude 117° 13' 40.08'' W (-117.2278°)
Elevation 1296.837769m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 21:56 PST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 05:56 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 274°
Facing azimuth 60°
First azimuth 100°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 20°
Last elevation 30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -24
Color Orange, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 10s
Length 20°
Remarks a bright glowing train
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -