Reports Report 451ec (Event 451-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 451-2015
Observer
NameS F
Experience Level3/5
RemarksWe observed this fireball from horizon to horizon, which took several minutes, 70 seconds of which was recorded, so we feel we have an accurate idea of time visible. It was by far the brightest object we have seen and left a significant train behind it that glowed for several minutes after the fireball itself was no longer visible. We are very familiar with the location it was observed in so are confident it was traveling almost directly South to North.
Location
AddressParadise, UT
Latitude41° 34' 18.93'' N (41.57°)
Longitude 111° 49' 21.89'' W (-111.82°)
Elevation1540.88m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-02-23 22:57 MST
UT Date & Time2015-02-24 05:57 UT
Duration>60s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle129°
Moving
Facing azimuth189.07°
First azimuth196.23°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth358.4°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorOrange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length99.99°
RemarksGlowing train, very wide and persistent. Stayed 'bright' for most of the visible time, then faded slowly in intensity without loosing shape.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksOne very large fireball with 5-6 significant but smaller trailing fireballs that persisted in excess of 30 seconds of visibility. Main fireball was observed from horizon to horizon. The fragmentation may have been visible earlier, but was noted at the apex of the path and as the fragments began traveling 'down' from the viewer's perspective.