Reports Report 451co (Event 451-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 451-2015
Observer
NameCarson B
Experience Level1/5
Remarksdid not start falling apart until about 3 quarters of the way through the flight path that I observed. It's a hilly area and it disappeared behind the hill. When I first saw it I saw no tail for about 5 seconds, then a long bright tail grew on it. It was amazing.
Location
AddressOrem, UT
Latitude40° 15' 39.34'' N (40.26°)
Longitude 111° 40' 50.49'' W (-111.68°)
Elevation1434.41m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-02-23 22:58 MST
UT Date & Time2015-02-24 05:58 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle15°
Moving
Facing azimuth188.87°
First azimuth199.76°
First elevation63°
Last azimuth345.02°
Last elevation40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration60s
Length20°
RemarksGlowing smoke trail
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSmaller pieces fell away and glowed very bright white and possibly blue before disappearing.