Reports Report 451hw (Event 451-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 451-2015
Observer
NameRiley V
Experience Level1/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressJoseph, OR
Latitude45° 20' 35.34'' N (45.34°)
Longitude 117° 16' 32.84'' W (-117.28°)
Elevation1338.57m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-02-23 22:08 PST
UT Date & Time2015-02-24 06:08 UT
Duration≈45s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle269°
Moving
Facing azimuth29.78°
First azimuth139.06°
First elevation37°
Last azimuth338.04°
Last elevation37°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorOrange, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration30s
Length50°
Remarkslong, well defined, glowing orange and red for about twenty seconds. Then changing to a yellow and orange train while broadening for five seconds. After fireball broke into about twenty pieces each creating their own well defined orange trains original train turned to very broad yellow smoke.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksfire ball had one large fragment the entire duration. The last five seconds the fire ball broke into about twenty pieces all creating their own trains and turning to smoke.