Reports Report 1626w (Event 1626-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1626-2012
Observer
NameStephen
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was unable to get your automatic direction mapping function to work. I witnessed the trajectory of the fireball from 85 degrees South to 240 degrees West. It was already in progress when I turned my truck South and it came into my field of view, I watched it until trees blocked my view close to the Western horizon. I expect it would have been visible from horizon to horizon, traveling from East to West. One notable characteristic was the apparent oblong shape of the meteor. The fireball and it\'s tail gave the impression that the meteor was less like a cannon ball in form and more like a modern artillery projectile.
Location
AddressSanta Fe, NM
Latitude35° 49' 6.7'' N (35.82°)
Longitude 105° 54' 46.97'' W (-105.91°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-12-31 20:16 MST
UT Date & Time2012-01-01 03:16 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth-1°
First azimuth-1°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth-1°
Last elevation50°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Colorblue-white with orange ta
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-