Reports Report 451et (Event 451-2015)

Name Ben F
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks This meteor passed right over my head and I got a very good, close look at it. It was very large and moved slowly across the sky. I believe that it entered the sky above Salt Lake City, UT and dispersed far after Ogden, UT, heading almost directly North but just slightly West. It lasted for just slightly under a minute. This was the most amazing cosmic event that I have ever seen!
Address Woods Cross, UT
Latitude 40° 51' 55.64'' N (40.865455°)
Longitude 111° 55' 53'' W (-111.93139°)
Elevation 1290.597778m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 22:58 MST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 05:58 UT
Duration ≈45s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 266°
Facing azimuth 177°
First azimuth 178.92°
First elevation 48°
Last azimuth 357.51°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Orange, Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 7s
Length 30°
Remarks The train, at the height that it was at, probably lasted for miles in the sky. The train itself had a white/light yellow color and got more orange/yellow the closer it was to the source, and as it faded out, it seemed to have a green tint to it. Also, as it died out, the train shortened and had a more orange/red glow, until it finally disappeared behind a fence in the far distance.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -