Reports Report 1916ap (Event 1916-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1916-2021
Observer
NameMelanie T
Experience Level1/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressMedford, OR
Latitude42° 20' 23.84'' N (42.34°)
Longitude 122° 51' 30.32'' W (-122.86°)
Elevation418.35m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-03-25 21:10 PDT
UT Date & Time2021-03-26 04:10 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle104°
Moving
Facing azimuth339.28°
First azimuth331.23°
First elevation23°
Last azimuth352.37°
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorOrange, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw what looked like a plane coming through a small cloud with lights on, assumed it was landing at the nearby airport. As it came down farther seconds later I thought it was a jet coming down on fire (planes fly over our house to land at the Medford airport and I panicked thinking it was one of them). There wasn't a bright flash or explosion. As it was falling closer (in slow motion, diagonally) I could see clearly that it wasn't a plane but a cluster of orange/red objects (meteors?). I wish I could describe it better, I was so amazed I don't think I was thinking straight. I guessed as best I could with the visuals (where I first saw it, etc) and I ran up the hill from the bottom of the parking lot but lost it behind trees/buildings in the way up and didn't see it again. It lasted a long time, I saw it for maybe 20 seconds. I also guessed the time that I saw it as best I could. So no flash, and a big cluster of fiery, bright orange / red objects of various sizes. Like a gigantic firework maybe, just how it was moving in such slow motion.