Reports Report 451fc (Event 451-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 451-2015
Observer
NameMarty C
Experience Level4/5
RemarksPatrick Wiggins, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador to Utah, said the object was a rocket body used in the launch of Yaogan Weixing-26, a Chinese satellite, which was launched in December 2014.
Location
AddressPocatello, ID
Latitude42° 52' 10.2'' N (42.87°)
Longitude 112° 28' 4.47'' W (-112.47°)
Elevation1354.73m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-02-23 22:55 MST
UT Date & Time2015-02-24 05:55 UT
Duration>60s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down to up
Descent Angle-
Moving
Facing azimuth182.94°
First azimuth186.04°
First elevation90°
Last azimuth0.27°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration15s
Length40°
RemarksGlowing train with many fragments.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThree or four large pieces and dozens of small fragments.