Reports Report 2027j (Event 2027-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2027-2020
NameAngela V
Experience Level2/5
Remarks It might be important to note that this happened at dusk, when the sky was still quite a bit light (nowhere near dark). I'm sure my time and degrees are slightly off, but I have tried to be as accurate as my memory serves and I hope my descriptions are helpful.Please note I was having a serious conversation on the phone at the time of this event, but the size, speed and brightness took my breath away for several seconds (leaving my listener hanging). I am curious if anyone else will report, and would also like to know what I saw--I've never seen anything like this, but it seems like a fireball per the questions you asked. FYI this reporting website was user friendly and really cool! Thank you, and SCIENCE ON!
AddressScio, OR
Latitude44° 44' 4.25'' N (44.73°)
Longitude 122° 50' 21.48'' W (-122.84°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-04-28 20:58 PDT
UT Date & Time2020-04-29 03:58 UT
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle92°
Facing azimuth168.96°
First azimuth112.95°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth266.95°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorLight Blue, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
RemarksThere were two trails at first, much like an airplane trail. But after the flash it was one wide trail. The tail streaked across the entire sky about 150 degrees...VERY long trail
Terminal flash
RemarksAt first it looked like a VERY large shooting star, but it didn't 'go out' like a shooting star. As it traveled, it got MUCH larger. Then there was a flash of the brightest white light . The body exploded to look much bigger still (like how big a commercial plane would look just starting its descent). Small bits fell off while the bulk of it continued westward
RemarksAfter the flash, there were multiple small bits which fell off and straight downward. Each had a single trail, so it looked like a spider plant. About 2/3 of the body remained in tact and continued its trajectory westward, now followed by a much wider tail.