Reports Report 1603k (Event 1603-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1603-2012
Observer
NameDan
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was extremely visible to the naked eye. Was much larger and brighter than the space shuttle that we recently saw.
Location
AddressPortsmouth, NH
Latitude43° 2' 13.34'' N (43.04°)
Longitude 70° 48' 3.26'' W (-70.8°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-10-23 19:33 EDT
UT Date & Time2012-10-23 23:33 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down to up
Descent Angle-
Moving
Facing azimuth260.68°
First azimuth251.34°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth65.11°
Last elevation90°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorWhite then turned to red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksOne solid white to orangish red object breaking up with fragments being left behind
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-