Reports Report 1561a (Event 1561-2011)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1561-2011
Observer
NameTony
Experience Level4/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressSeattle, WA
Latitude47° 36' 58.43'' N (47.62°)
Longitude 122° 19' 7.04'' W (-122.32°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-12-16 23:40 PST
UT Date & Time2011-12-17 07:40 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth271.33°
First azimuth268.19°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth269.69°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
Colorgreen, red, yellow mix
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration7s
Length
Remarksglowing 'swath' roughly moon-wide, throwing off 'sparks' like a sparkler; I've never seen anything like it before (in decades).
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-