Reports Report 451fa (Event 451-2015)

Name Rocky R
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Have two photos as I was taking pics of the aurora when the fireball passed me coming from my right rear.
Address Keller, WA
Latitude 48° 2' 35.76'' N (48.043268°)
Longitude 118° 40' 34.34'' W (-118.676205°)
Elevation 459.691284m
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 up right to down left
Descent Angle 265°
Facing azimuth 59.96°
First azimuth 74.31°
First elevation 27°
Last azimuth 17.66°
Last elevation 11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -6
Color Purple, Orange, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks It appeared to be a band of light, at least twice as wide Jupiter traveling in a northerly direction, almost ghost like and I could see what appeared to be debris within the band, or it was stars on the other side of it. It appeared different to the eye than what I got in the photos. I believe it was a fireball disintegrating at a very high altitude because of the time it was visible. I have two photos of it. The first one the object entered the field of view at the end of a 20 second exposure, then appears fainter and farther away in the second photo.