Reports Report 2027br (Event 2027-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2027-2020
Observer
NameLarry C
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt was the longest duration fireball I have ever seen and had a low angle such that it appeared to streak horizontally during its entire flight. Spectacular in appearance against the twilight blue southern sky.
Location
AddressEugene, OR
Latitude44° 1' 23.22'' N (44.02°)
Longitude 123° 5' 0.02'' W (-123.08°)
Elevation134.52m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-04-28 20:40 PDT
UT Date & Time2020-04-29 03:40 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth167.22°
First azimuth135.51°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth258.78°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length20°
Remarksa glowing train, then smoke
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt appeared to be ablating, rather than fragmenting, in small blobs as compared to the nucleus