Reports Report 3916e (Event 3916-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3916-2015
Observer
NameThor L
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThe meteor was orange/red with a long green tail. I thought it was an F-22 using after-burners, but it was moving faster than anything I have ever seen; and directly toward the surface. It was a bright red glowing object (rock) with a long green tail. I screamed at my girlfriend who had enough time to acknowledge my gasping, look to the sky, and witness the heavenly assault of Lake Louise. Its trajectory caught my eye because of the brightness. It vanished momentarily, to reappear slightly closer to the surface along its trajectory; this time with a shorter tail made of white light, then vanished again a few hundred feet from the ground. I thought it was the end of the world and nervously waited for a shockwave followed by death. That thing struck.
Location
AddressMendeltna, AK
Latitude62° 3' 0.09'' N (62.05°)
Longitude 146° 30' 5.39'' W (-146.5°)
Elevation662.9m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-12-10 18:09 AKST
UT Date & Time2015-12-11 03:09 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle230°
Moving
Facing azimuth60.27°
First azimuth58.35°
First elevation66°
Last azimuth9.17°
Last elevation13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-28
ColorGreen, Orange, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-