Reports Report 451cw (Event 451-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 451-2015
Observer
NameChristina A
Experience Level3/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressMissoula, Mt
Latitude46° 58' 50.82'' N (46.98°)
Longitude 114° 8' 56.15'' W (-114.15°)
Elevation1033.79m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-02-23 22:55 MST
UT Date & Time2015-02-24 05:55 UT
Duration≈45s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle346°
Moving
Facing azimuth140.11°
First azimuth141.98°
First elevation15°
Last azimuth352.95°
Last elevation34°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksWhen first observed the tail was tight and had no visible breaks. As the fireball continued across the sky the tail began to fragment into smaller particles that moved slower than the head and became less bright or burnt off.