Reports Report 884e (Event 884-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 884-2010
Observer
NameTina S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksInteresting that this occurred the early evening of a day when a very rare tornado hit the same area (EF-2). It was breathtaking to watch - thought at first it was a shooting star but just kept going, getting brighter, and turning green. I was speechless - could hardly tell my grandson in the back seat to look, but finally did (though he could not see it from the back seat). It\'s hard to estimate the total time.
Location
AddressCorvallis, OR
Latitude44° 58' 28.69'' N (44.97°)
Longitude 122° 48' 34.39'' W (-122.81°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-14 17:40 PST
UT Date & Time2010-12-15 01:40 UT
Duration≈5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth144°
First elevation75°
Last azimuth169°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Colorwhite, then green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksI was driving with music on, but I opened my window to listen for a boom (I\\\'ve heard the sonic boom of a meteorite before), but heard nothing. I asked others that live in the area if they heard anything, but no one said that they had.
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-1s
Length
RemarksDidn\\\'t see the train until further on its path, near time when ball broke into two. Glowing and tapered.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI didn\\\'t see the terminal flash, but my son who was driving from the west toward the east at the same time saw only a flash of light. I saw a fragmentation into two parts that held close together.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-