Reports Report 1115c (Event 1115-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1115-2012
Observer
NameDon F
Experience Level2/5
RemarksLargest and brightest object I can recall seeing
Location
AddressPhonenix, AZ
Latitude33° 42' 8.81'' N (33.7°)
Longitude 112° 10' 11.12'' W (-112.17°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-08-10 21:15 PDT
UT Date & Time2012-08-11 04:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth275.8°
First azimuth264.64°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth289.69°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
ColorBrilliant white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksDriving with car window shut
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration4s
Length30°
RemarksBrilliant white fireball with very bright glowing train...bright white to perhaps white gold sensed edged with sparkler like green blue perhaps other color, especially around fireball as it exploded/ended - not a dramatic/large explosion
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksAs previously described...sparkler-like fragments in/edging trail and especially around fireballI WAS DRIVING NORTH ON 51st at the time and caught out of corner of eye over left shoulder and at direction previously described...could easily have been more than 30 degrees
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-