Reports Report 451dp (Event 451-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 451-2015
Observer
NameNetty D
Experience Level2/5
RemarksAmazing experience observing something so bright and consistent as this sighting. The circular fireball was close in proximity, bright, colorful and unrecognizable from anything else I've seen in my life. The trail was enormous and the fireball, in comparison seemed a quarter size of the Moon from my perspective. Netty's Comet.
Location
AddressHolladay, UT
Latitude40° 41' 8.96'' N (40.69°)
Longitude 111° 48' 59.15'' W (-111.82°)
Elevation1417.78m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-02-23 22:51 MST
UT Date & Time2015-02-24 05:51 UT
Duration≈45s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down to up
Descent Angle-
Moving
Facing azimuth198.45°
First azimuth186.29°
First elevation48°
Last azimuth350.7°
Last elevation27°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorPurple, Pink, Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration60s
Length45°
RemarksGlowing train that faded after 60 seconds. Color went away, train remained in the dark sky.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksMultiple pieces scattered next to and following the larger object. Like a firework moving in one direction.