Reports Report 1626a (Event 1626-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1626-2012
Observer
NameLorenza D
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI know it\'s kind of hard to believe but it looked like we were just riding right next to it. There were buildings behind it so it leads me to believe that it was between us and the buildings. It was at our eye level and at first we thought it was fireworks but it was too big and it was flying in a very straight line parralel to our car.
Location
AddressAlbuquerque, NM
Latitude35° 6' 20.61'' N (35.11°)
Longitude 106° 36' 33.98'' W (-106.61°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-12-31 20:15 MST
UT Date & Time2012-01-01 03:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth271.55°
First azimuth271.47°
First elevation15°
Last azimuth270.86°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
ColorBright blue and Green at
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksWe had the radio on in our car so we didn\'t hear any sounds.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length-1°
Remarksit was a clean yellow streak and it was still visible after the blue and green disintegrated. I cannot tell you in degrees as to how long the train was because it looked like it was riding right next to our car, it passed us and then it disintegrated about 20 cars ahead of us.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt looked like a clear blue and green ball (almost like a christmas decoration), then it slowly started to disintegrate and it just kind of fizzled out and sparks flew from the center into nothingness.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-