Reports Report 980d (Event 980-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 980-2012
Observer
NameCathy
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was looking at the sky above where I work, I thought it was a falling star. It shot across the sky towards the ground. It looked white at first, but looked like flames from the back side of it as it was headed down, then it disappeared. I didnt know what it was, thought maybe a meteor. I\'ve never seen anything like it before.
Location
AddressMcPherson, KS
Latitude38° 23' 21.91'' N (38.39°)
Longitude 97° 37' 44.93'' W (-97.63°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-07-17 05:45 CDT
UT Date & Time2012-07-17 10:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth270.92°
First azimuth269.83°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth281.55°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
Colorwhite & orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-