Reports Report 451eo (Event 451-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 451-2015
Observer
NameCaitlin S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksMy mom and I thought it was a plane crashing or on fire, but we then came to realization it was a meteor of some sort. It was sparking and looked like a fast moving firework display. It then disappeared into the night after so many seconds but left a trail behind but that soon disappeared as well. Beautiful sight, never seen anything like it before in my seventeen years and her forty years!
Location
AddressJoseph, OR
Latitude45° 20' 48.67'' N (45.35°)
Longitude 117° 13' 40.08'' W (-117.23°)
Elevation1296.84m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-02-23 21:56 PST
UT Date & Time2015-02-24 05:56 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle274°
Moving
Facing azimuth60°
First azimuth100°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth20°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorOrange, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length20°
Remarksa bright glowing train
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-