Reports Report 451ey (Event 451-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 451-2015
Observer
NameBrett P
Experience Level3/5
RemarksWhat a show! From my vantage point in Cottonwood Heights the fireball started in South over Lone Peak went over head and continued all the way across to North horizon ~30 seconds long, slow moving and fairly bright with long comet like tail and fragmenting sparklers.
Location
AddressCottonwood Heights, UT
Latitude40° 36' 30.83'' N (40.61°)
Longitude 111° 47' 36.08'' W (-111.79°)
Elevation1548.29m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-02-23 23:00 MST
UT Date & Time2015-02-24 06:00 UT
Duration≈45s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle
Moving
Facing azimuth174.24°
First azimuth173.19°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth334.23°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorYellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration30s
Length-
Remarkspersistent train was not easy to see, but there for at least 40 seconds or so, appeared to be a smoke trail that dissipated did not glow but was clearly the line the fireball had taken.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarkslike a glowing sparkler on the 4th of July seemed to fizzle and fragment more at the beginning of sighting then at the end, but could be that it also just got much further away at end of sighting