Reports Report 1626a (Event 1626-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1626-2012
Observer
NameRONALD F
Experience Level1/5
RemarksWhat an incredibly remarkable sight to behold! I viewed the event just outside of Encino, NM as I was driving from Roswell, NM to Albuquerque, NM. The head of the fireball appeared to be somewhat square-shaped with a very well-defined train. The colors of the fireball were not mixed. They were very distinct between the fireball and the train. The width of the train was consistent with that of the fireball. The movement across the sky wasn\'t especially rapid, but very deliberate, adding to the dramatic spectacle.
Location
AddressEncino, NM
Latitude34° 38' 22.94'' N (34.64°)
Longitude 105° 24' 26.26'' W (-105.41°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-12-31 20:15 MST
UT Date & Time2012-01-01 03:15 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth281.56°
First azimuth249.2°
First elevation36°
Last azimuth308.16°
Last elevation32°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
ColorBright neon green with br
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksAny sounds associated with the event were mixed with the sound of a train moving on a nearby railroad track.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration7.5s
Length42.5°
RemarksThe train was wide and glowing bright yellow-orange, remaining consistent.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
RemarksThe termination of my view of the fireball ended with the neon green fireball appeared to \"burn out\" without any dramatic flash or fragmentation
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-