Reports Report 3992m (Event 3992-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3992-2017
Observer
NameJohn C
Experience Level4/5
RemarksFive to 10 seconds duration, very long-lived compared to other meteors and fireballs I've seen. Very slow angular velocity. Had plenty of time to point it out to my wife who watched much of its trajectory. We were in our car next to Costco building driving due north. Saw it off to left a little, starting about at bottom edge of Big Dipper, down and to the right fairly steeply. Faded out just a little above horizon. 7:07 pm was accurately noted right away.
Location
AddressParker, CO
Latitude39° 33' 21.26'' N (39.56°)
Longitude 104° 46' 36.34'' W (-104.78°)
Elevation1766.08m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-10-25 19:07 MDT
UT Date & Time2017-10-26 01:07 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle134°
Moving
Facing azimuth340°
First azimuth335°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth350°
Last elevation11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksVery slow fireball from our angle, first 2 or 3 full seconds was bright white ball, then flared up slightly, started crumbling for 2 or 3 full seconds, then faded out to dull orange over a full second. Plenty of time to point it out to my wife who watched 3/4 of the flight.