Reports Report 451gk (Event 451-2015)

Name Ron B
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks Any idea what it was?
Address Calgary, Alberta (CA)
Latitude 50° 54' 51.87'' N (50.914407°)
Longitude 113° 59' 31.39'' W (-113.992053°)
Elevation 1025.231812m
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 89°
Facing azimuth 161.59°
First azimuth 110.15°
First elevation 34°
Last azimuth 338.85°
Last elevation 10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Saw a bright yellow/orange elongated cluster of fragments of various sizes some ahead some trailing behind. Was clearly a re entry of something as it was moving at satellite velocity, ie very slowly. Continued to fragment with some fragments disappearing as it continued across the entire sky from south to north. One persistent fragment appeared to survive the burn as it continued to be visible almost to the northern horizon. Spectacular.