Reports Report 4310eh (Event 4310-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4310-2017
Observer
NameJasper N
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThe blue color was markedly different than other fireballs I have seen. Curious to know if this happens to be related to the recent Antares launch as the ISS was over north America at the time. Thus, the observed phase and angle at a cursory glance seem to match the inclination angle of the ISS.
Location
AddressMesa, AZ
Latitude33° 26' 45.72'' N (33.45°)
Longitude 111° 50' 48.47'' W (-111.85°)
Elevation369.16m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-11-14 20:30 MST
UT Date & Time2017-11-15 03:30 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle146°
Moving
Facing azimuth359.37°
First azimuth3.61°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth22.85°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorBlue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball entered my field of view from above and steadily brightened then exploded. No fragments remained after the explosion.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarkstrailing deep orange 'sparks' clearly visible with possible (but not confirmed) fragmentation of the main body