Reports Report 1135a (Event 1135-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1135-2022
NameTimon B
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI am a technician at the University centre in Svalbard and have coincidentially experienced this fireball with my own eyes. I have photos of the observations recorded by a northern lights all sky camera operated in the Kjell Henriksen Observatory. I am currently waiting for my colleagues to potentially get recordings from two other 360 cameras in locations about 100km far away from here and maybe video footage. This form would unfortunately crash when I tried to upload the image. The timestamps of the images confirm that it was visible for more than 10 seconds. (It was caught clearly on two pictures about 10 seconds apart).After trailing very high in the sky, almost above us, the fireball disappeared behind clouds, therefore the very high angle in the sky for the moment it disappeared. We could see the light behind the clouds so it definitely continued.I have observed and reported 2 fireballs before in my life and therefore recorded the location, time and directions carefully right after the observation.Please get in touch with me to receive the pictures and what else I can procure hopefully. I would also be interested in an opinion if this was the reentry of a manmade object or a meteor.Kind regardsTimon Brüggemann
AddressLongyearbyen, Svalbard (SJ)
Latitude78° 13' 15.26'' N (78.22°)
Longitude 15° 39' 33'' E (15.66°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-01-27 02:45 CET
UT Date & Time2022-01-27 01:45 UT
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle345°
Facing azimuth288.9°
First azimuth333.67°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth152.45°
Last elevation80°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
Terminal flash
RemarksThe object seemed to be already fragmentet when it grew big enough to discern such details. There were few really big and bright chunks at the beginning and many smaller pieces trailing each other in a very long procession. I would estimate between 15 and 20 fragments in total. The entire procession spanned about 80 degrees of the sky when it was flying over us.