Reports Report 1970c (Event 1970-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1970-2014
Observer
NameHill S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI saw the fireball for only a short span as it appeared between trees that surround our property. I wear glasses and saw the fireball in a well-lit house interior and without my glasses on, and that is primarily what caught my attention, otherwise I'd have dismissed it as a skyrocket, but given our location and the ease with which I saw the fireball and the flame tail I don't believe it was a firework.
Location
AddressBrookings, OR
Latitude42° 7' 12.73'' N (42.12°)
Longitude 124° 20' 52.04'' W (-124.35°)
Elevation163.85m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-08-28 22:50 PDT
UT Date & Time2014-08-29 05:50 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth266.94°
First azimuth266.9°
First elevation-
Last azimuth271.81°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-