Reports Report 2190a (Event 2190-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2190-2014
Observer
Namedwight A
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThis did not seem like a meteor. It was very slow. I thought it was a helicopter when it first appeared. But then it grew a tail that seemed sparkly. It broke apart into much smaller bits that seemed to fly out in front of the main ball.
Location
AddressMoscow, ID
Latitude46° 43' 56.05'' N (46.73°)
Longitude 116° 58' 42.2'' W (-116.98°)
Elevation807.62m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-08-13 00:44 PDT
UT Date & Time2014-08-13 07:44 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth334.17°
First azimuth317.04°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth345.51°
Last elevation50°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length15°
RemarksIt looked like a comet tail with a head
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksthe thing seemed to break apart into very small chunks that died off with a distinct red glow like embers