Reports Report 1115d (Event 1115-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1115-2012
NameMikey L
Experience Level2/5
Addresspeoria, AZ
Latitude33° 39' 24.99'' N (33.66°)
Longitude 112° 14' 43.46'' W (-112.25°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-08-10 21:15 MDT
UT Date & Time2012-08-11 04:15 UT
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Facing azimuth24.05°
First azimuth13.44°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth24.04°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Colorwhite to orange to orange
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
RemarksNo sounds - I\'ve heard sounds only Once before from a falling meteor, but (believe me - I was listening) i definitely did not hear anything, nor any crash landing.
Persistent train
RemarksGlowing train - very bright and short lived. I just happened to look up towards the sky (W/NW) and all of sudden there was a fireball coming down and to the north from where i was standing. At the very first i thought it a large firecracker, but it was accelerating much too fast (whoom, out the door with that theory), there was a bright white fireball with a large (10-20 deg) train. The meteor was changing colors and brightening, to firerey ? color (close enough) - so yes, brightening with orange and then seemingly to red. All the while the train was gaining in length and brightness of white. So, there ya go.
Terminal flash
RemarksAs the fireball was gaining speed (or maybe in brightness to the W/NW - coming just slightly more towards the E/NE - If the there was an impact it would have been in front of me, so somewhere in between Las Vegas and me (approx. Phoenix, AZ). As the fireball grew in brightness, hitting the atmosphere, it also seemed to be accelerating (seemingly, but most definitely not). The big finale of bright red color and bits falling off as it went - I\'d have to say that it stayed together pretty well for as large and bright as it looked. Not 100% sure, but the fragmentation broke off as slight splinters of white, burning out very quickly.