Reports Report 2986k (Event 2986-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2986-2015
Observer
NamePeter P
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI am a retired military/airline pilot. At first, I thought it was an aircraft departing MSP turning northeast bound. I realized quickly that it was moving faster than an airliner and it's tail became visible - much like a comet. I saw fragmentation as it was passing overhead and it disappeared in the NNE sky. Awesome!!
Location
AddressStillwater, MN
Latitude45° 4' 3.27'' N (45.07°)
Longitude 92° 56' 18.23'' W (-92.94°)
Elevation318.28m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-11-04 03:55 CST
UT Date & Time2015-11-04 09:55 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle49°
Moving
Facing azimuth280°
First azimuth249.83°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth19.6°
Last elevation40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length40°
Remarksappeared to be fragments trailing the object as it passed overhead
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksappeared to be fragments trailing the object as it passed overhead