Reports Report 2027ae (Event 2027-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2027-2020
Observer
NameKathleen C
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI stood still in the street (it is currently blocked off to traffic due to local construction) and continued watching the southern sky. I have seen fireballs (rarely) but never one that was this bright and lasting this long. The sky was still fairly light in the west. A few minutes later a young man passed by and I asked him if he had seen it also. He had and was equally impressed/amazed. Our town has a dark sky initiative.
Location
AddressSisters, OR
Latitude44° 17' 57.89'' N (44.3°)
Longitude 121° 33' 2.11'' W (-121.55°)
Elevation965.53m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-04-28 20:45 PDT
UT Date & Time2020-04-29 03:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle87°
Moving
Facing azimuth190.62°
First azimuth188.9°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth249.99°
Last elevation22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorIt was a very large, very bright white "fireball" with a colorful (red?) tail.
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
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Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
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Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
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