Reports Report 1257d (Event 1257-2011)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1257-2011
Observer
NameTina W
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was outside the outhouse(we're not hill billies,my husband is building a house for a friend) and had brought my iphone to use the Star Walk app since the early mornings have been so clear and so I bookmarked the spot where I saw it-I was looking in the direction of Antila RA 10h 17m 31s DEC-35 degrees 27' 54" Azm +159 degrees 59' 58" Alt +3 degrees 16' 53" when I saw it-it was incredibly bright and fairly big, bigger than any meteor I had seen in the past-bigger than I remember Hale-Bopp when I saw it. I say it was approximately 0600pst by the time I came in after looking at a few constellations and looked at my watch it was 0608pstat first it was so bright and because of the colors, I thought it might be a flare but flares arc and this did not, it went straight and disappeared behind the hills. I can send you a picture of the sky I was looking at when I saw it.Very exciting!Cheers,Tina
Location
Addressokanogan, WA
Latitude48° 23' 17.55'' N (48.39°)
Longitude 119° 34' 3.51'' W (-119.57°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-10-31 06:00 PDT
UT Date & Time2011-10-31 13:00 UT
Duration≈1s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth167.01°
First azimuth171.5°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth137.29°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
Colorgreen to yellow to red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length10°
Remarksthe head of the fireball was a pale green trailing to yellow and red in a bright, strong gradient-the tail stayed at 15 degrees long for as long as the fireball was visible
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-