Reports Report 650ag (Event 650-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 650-2012
Observer
NameJoan O
Experience Level3/5
RemarksSince we\'re in the \"flyway\" of the Grand Forks (ND) AFB I first thought it was a descending aircraft. But the sparkler-like nose and long, white tail were clearly visible as the fireball appeared from behind the leafing ash trees on our farm at 10:00 Friday evening (May 11), nearly horizontal as it flew east to west. Its speed was relatively slow. What a site! I witnessed a similar phenomenon several years ago and feel lucky to have had this second opportunity! Now, if I could only get the date and time of a spectacular Northern Lights display ! : )
Location
AddressMayville, ND
Latitude47° 35' 52.97'' N (47.6°)
Longitude 97° 17' 20.4'' W (-97.29°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-05-11 22:00 CDT
UT Date & Time2012-05-12 03:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth179.44°
First azimuth180.67°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth180°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
Colorwhite with red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-