Reports Report 1626a (Event 1626-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1626-2012
Observer
NameMelba M
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was beautiful
Location
AddressTucumcari, NM
Latitude35° 8' 30.87'' N (35.14°)
Longitude 103° 49' 10.86'' W (-103.82°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-12-31 21:00 MST
UT Date & Time2012-01-01 04:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth249.1°
First azimuth109.46°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth291.9°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorBlue and Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length60°
RemarksThis was a glowing train that was very bright. One section of the fireball (front) was red and the back was a white blue. It was so bright, that I thought at first it was a firework display. It wasn\'t until Tuesday morning that I heard my staff talk about seeing it on the Navajo reservation in Chinle, AZ and in the Gallup, New Mexico area that I realized it was a fireball.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
RemarksSince I was driving down the Interstate, I did not hear anything
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-