Reports Report 451ey (Event 451-2015)

Name Brett P
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks What a show! From my vantage point in Cottonwood Heights the fireball started in South over Lone Peak went over head and continued all the way across to North horizon ~30 seconds long, slow moving and fairly bright with long comet like tail and fragmenting sparklers.
Address Cottonwood Heights, UT
Latitude 40° 36' 30.83'' N (40.608563°)
Longitude 111° 47' 36.08'' W (-111.793355°)
Elevation 1548.285889m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 23:00 MST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 06:00 UT
Duration ≈45s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle
Facing azimuth 174.24°
First azimuth 173.19°
First elevation 20°
Last azimuth 334.23°
Last elevation 10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -8
Color Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 30s
Length -
Remarks persistent train was not easy to see, but there for at least 40 seconds or so, appeared to be a smoke trail that dissipated did not glow but was clearly the line the fireball had taken.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks like a glowing sparkler on the 4th of July seemed to fizzle and fragment more at the beginning of sighting then at the end, but could be that it also just got much further away at end of sighting