Reports Report 2009bl (Event 2009-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2009-2018
Observer
NameC B
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI never expected to see something so bright and blue to fall out of the sky like that!
Location
AddressLas Vegas, NV
Latitude36° 16' 20.22'' N (36.27°)
Longitude 115° 16' 11.09'' W (-115.27°)
Elevation738.16m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-06-12 20:30 PDT
UT Date & Time2018-06-13 03:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle265°
Moving
Facing azimuth300°
First azimuth300°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth300°
Last elevation38°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorBlue, Light Blue, Orange, Icy Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksLike a crackling sound
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksA slight fizzle
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length45°
RemarksAfter the object fizzled out the trail lingered for about 2 seconds before disappearing.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksEven though the trail was a bright icy blue, when it fizzled out and fragmented it turned orange for a brief period of a second.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksYou could see the bright ice blue object turn orange and fragment but as soon as it did, it disappeared.