Reports Report 308b (Event 308-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 308-2020
Observer
NameEli K
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis object was absolutely massive. the bright white ball followed by a blue/teal glowing tail that was tinted with orange and yellow managed to direct my immediate attention despite the fact that I was surrounded by streetlights, store lights, and was approaching an intersection with many large stoplights glaring in my direction. This object was roughly the width of my fingernail.
Location
AddressChanhassen, MN
Latitude44° 51' 47.03'' N (44.86°)
Longitude 93° 34' 15.99'' W (-93.57°)
Elevation294.85m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-01-16 00:41 CST
UT Date & Time2020-01-16 06:41 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle113°
Moving
Facing azimuth276.58°
First azimuth275.35°
First elevation53°
Last azimuth294.38°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorBlue, Light Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length15°
RemarksA bright blue-orange glowing tail, decreasing in size over time. Extremely bright and large.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw a smaller bright white/orange flash, the glowing tail disappeared, then a very small orange object (about the size of Heka in Orion) appeared for not even a second, then disappeared.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-