Reports Report 1626a (Event 1626-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1626-2012
Observer
NameJennifer
Experience Level1/5
RemarksFireball seemed HUGE. Have read that scientists estimate it at two inches, that is hard to believe - but if it was Nasa, well ok fine. We saw it break up into pieces in the field of vision just over our roof line. If it was only two inches, how could the pieces be so visible. It seemed to move slowly across the sky, enough that we had to turn our heads to follow it. I remember thinking, let\'s get in the car and see if we can find the pieces! Looks can be deceiving, and it looked as though it broke up in the sky just over Shumway or Taylor.
Location
AddressShow Low, AZ
Latitude34° 21' 57.81'' N (34.37°)
Longitude 110° 1' 47.25'' W (-110.03°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-12-31 20:25 MST
UT Date & Time2012-01-01 03:25 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth120.26°
First azimuth131.36°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth3.86°
Last elevation31°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
ColorBright blue, green, some
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration9s
Length-1°
RemarksDefinitely glowing, and it was one consistent color until it the meteor blew up in the field of vision just past our roof line. My husband remembers seeing red, but I remember seeing a lot of blue or blue/green with orange. It was beautiful.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
RemarksWe saw a large explosion of orange, and saw the meteor break up into pieces and fall. AMAZING!
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-