Reports Report 1626a (Event 1626-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1626-2012
Observer
NameViola M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksMy only remarks was how I felt when I saw it. I seem to be attracted to unusual spectacles in the sky and it is always an honor, especially when others around me miss it!It leaves me feeling differently. I had to stop and just take it in. It is an overwhelming gift!!
Location
AddressSanta Fe, NM
Latitude35° 38' 49.05'' N (35.65°)
Longitude 105° 57' 23.26'' W (-105.96°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-12-31 20:15 MST
UT Date & Time2012-01-01 03:15 UT
Duration≈10s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth251.95°
First azimuth246.5°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth303.4°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Color-
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration17s
Length-1°
RemarksIt started out looking like a falling star with no train as I looked to the left, but as it appeared straight in front of me the train was very large leaving a sort of slight visible wake. The trainwas at least 5-8 times larger than the body. It appeared to be moving slowly. As it moved toward my right it seemed to lift up higher in the sky as it faded. First the tail faded then the body fadeduntil it was no longer visible. AMAZING. I saw one almost identical to it about 2 years ago, but it was low in the northern sky.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarksthe only fragmentation was when the trail was no longer visible when the body of light (sphere) was still visible but much smaller
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-