Reports Report 1626a (Event 1626-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1626-2012
Observer
NameJoe
Experience Level3/5
RemarksObservation from a vehicle in Marana on Interstate 10, heading east at 75 mph. Meteor was green and bright with a teardrop shape, seemed to have an almost level trajectory and was heading NNW. Meteor dimmed a few times about the middle of the observed path, then returned to full brightness and continued level flight. Dissappeared as a glowing orange cloud.
Location
AddressMarana, AZ
Latitude32° 26' 10.97'' N (32.44°)
Longitude 111° 13' 20.79'' W (-111.22°)
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 left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth133.02°
First azimuth90.49°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth342.69°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
Colorgreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-