Reports Report 2009cq (Event 2009-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2009-2018
Observer
NameLukas M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI observed the fireball just after take off (Southwest Airlines (WN) flight #1556). It appeared to be extremely close to the aircraft. It had a short tail and I could see the burning embors coming off. Once in a lifetime moment.
Location
AddressLas Vegas, NV
Latitude36° 6' 31.93'' N (36.11°)
Longitude 115° 0' 27.43'' W (-115.01°)
Elevation509.19m
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 Angle258°
Moving
Facing azimuth289°
First azimuth346°
First elevation56°
Last azimuth323°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorLight Blue, Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-