Reports Report 43l (Event 43-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 43-2017
Observer
NameBruce D
Experience Level3/5
RemarksMy daughter and I both seen this. It was pretty amazing. I would definately say it was the largest bolide i'd ever seen in 40 years.
Location
Address, WA
Latitude47° 56' 46.03'' N (47.95°)
Longitude 123° 17' 23.31'' W (-123.29°)
Elevation1450.66m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-01-05 07:11 PST
UT Date & Time2017-01-05 15:11 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle103°
Moving
Facing azimuth197.7°
First azimuth200.48°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth266.74°
Last elevation29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorYellow, white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
RemarksTotal length would be nine. Separation and multiple trails were observed. Following another exploding separation with more trails. It was disintegrating. Disintegrated toward the west.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksNoticed the first flash I turned and seen it flash a second time. I had time to say "Oh look at that" then a third separation and flash with multiple particles and streams coming of in a foreward direction.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksMultiple flashes and trails coming off less than the original as it disintegrated.