Reports Report 2083am (Event 2083-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2083-2020
Observer
NameKathleen M
Experience Level4/5
RemarksIt was extremely low, appeared in entire clear view just to my front left as I was driving slowly down dirt road to the marsh 3 trailhead. Completely brilliant white with the tail visibly deteriorating. If it would have remain whole it seemed it would have hit into Lower Goose Lake area. I spent 22 years at Boeing space center and learned so much of sightings/trajectories so I realize it may only have looked to have that close landing trajectory. But it was as though it was right over the Drumheller Channels and would have landed at least south of the O’Sullivan dam. What a stunning and colossal thrill!
Location
AddressOthello, WA
Latitude46° 53' 35.33'' N (46.89°)
Longitude 119° 17' 14.53'' W (-119.29°)
Elevation254.42m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-04-30 12:22 PDT
UT Date & Time2020-04-30 19:22 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle143°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth338.51°
First elevation
Last azimuth334.76°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-28
ColorWhite, entirely brilliant white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
RemarksExtremely low altitude, could see other side of canyon as it burned out. The ball and tail were entirely brilliant silver white, just like a “sparkler fire work”. The tail was decomposing during my full sighting, remained white until extinguished.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-