Reports Report 1882he (Event 1882-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1882-2016
Observer
Name D
Experience Level4/5
RemarksLit up the area as if a bright intense light flash was extending everywhere creating strong shadows. Extremely bright. Brightest I've ever seen.
Location
AddressTucson, AZ
Latitude32° 13' 45.66'' N (32.23°)
Longitude 110° 50' 40.09'' W (-110.84°)
Elevation784.45m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-06-02 03:57 MST
UT Date & Time2016-06-02 10:57 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle15°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth1.63°
First elevation23°
Last azimuth-
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration-
Length-
RemarksNo glowing train, but very soon a lingering vertical 'smoke' line that glowed dimly without aid (binocular) in the dark. As sunrise progressed, train of smoke glowed with sunrise colors ranging from golden/orange to white/blue, seemed to have repeated 'smoke rings' at lower altitude until uppermost train was sheared west in lines by winds, with lower elevation rings remaining closer to vertical line of origin.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
RemarksThe two brightest flashes occurred at the uppermost altitude upon entering the atmosphere, then dimmed, then brightened up again remaining extremely bright/wide with 'embers' on edges until it reached lowest altitude and vanished. Duration of the large 'train' behind the head was quite wide (widest I've ever seen) with total brightness brighter than I've ever seen. Searing effect to the vision which required eye 'recovery' as it was so bright.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarkssmall jets/ember like extending out from both sides of the main shaft of brightly lit tail for short duration