Reports Report 650e (Event 650-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 650-2012
Observer
NameJim R
Experience Level2/5
RemarksWe were travelling due South 180 degrees when we saw this fireball. I have seen quite a few meteors in the past but this was the most spectacular.
Location
AddressOakbank (CA)
Latitude50° 2' 57.92'' N (50.05°)
Longitude 96° 50' 31.48'' W (-96.84°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-05-11 21:55 CDT
UT Date & Time2012-05-12 02:55 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth144.09°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth230.63°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorGreenish/blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksNo sound was heard as we were traveling at 100kms per hour with all windows closed on a paved highway.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
RemarksTrain was glowing. Fireball separated into two pieces at approximately southwest, 225 degrees, the leading piece being at least double the size of the trailing piece. Both pieces had tails, the small piece (trailing piece) extinguished first then the leading piece extinguished a second or two later.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
RemarksI can\'t recall any flash, but when the 2 pieces extinguished there seemed to be a trail of sparkling fragments behind them.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-