Reports Report 1626a (Event 1626-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1626-2012
Observer
NameAmanda H
Experience Level3/5
RemarksWe live in a very rural area of northeast Arizona with excellent night sky viewing, regularly sighting meteors and satellites without the aid of a telescope. We have seen a few of these fireballs in the past but were amazed at how bright the sky was lit up when this one entered the atmosphere. It was amazing!
Location
AddressNavajo County, AZ
Latitude34° 35' 32.43'' N (34.59°)
Longitude 109° 52' 7.98'' W (-109.87°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-12-31 20:20 MST
UT Date & Time2012-01-01 03:20 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth85.81°
First azimuth85.73°
First elevation80°
Last azimuth351.16°
Last elevation48°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
RemarksThere was a brilliant flash at the START which attracted our attention while driving to actually look out and see the meteor. It had bright orange fragmentation trailing it until it disintegrated. The trailing fragments were few (about 4 at a time) and large. The initial flash was so bright it lit up the interior of our truck.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-