Reports Report 1518j (Event 1518-2011)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1518-2011
Observer
NameKaren
Experience Level1/5
RemarksLet me know if it was one!!
Location
AddressPort Perry (CA)
Latitude44° 5' 39.52'' N (44.09°)
Longitude 78° 57' 28.72'' W (-78.96°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-12-12 18:05 CST
UT Date & Time2011-12-12 23:05 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth71.21°
First azimuth82.6°
First elevation43°
Last azimuth38.72°
Last elevation42°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
Coloryellow/orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksI thought I heard a whistling noise, but I\'m not sure as my kids were shouting with excitement. I thought perhaps it was a firecracker, only it was flying horizontally and too high.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length-1°
RemarksIt appeared as if the fireball burnt out, rather than disappeared. It seemed to be extremely close to earth (within a few hundred feet)...and I thought it may have been some sort of fireworks, however, there was no noise (my kids and I were outside) and the train appeared to be fiery, and there was a small smoke train. But within a few seconds it\'s as if it just burnt out.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
RemarksJust before it disappeared it broke into 2 smaller pieces. Both pieces burnt up within a second or two.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-