Reports Report 511ab (Event 511-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 511-2019
Observer
NameSean G
Experience Level3/5
RemarksAlthough I am not any kind of avid astronomer, my brother was a PhD astrophysicist who worked for Johns Hopkins University and NASA, so I probably have more experience than most people. I was also trained to perform surveillance in the military during the cold war. I am not the kind of person who believes in aliens and such nonsense, or gets overly excited about objects moving in the sky. This was one of the brightest fireballs I have seen in my life. The object moved too quickly for me to take a video, but it was visible long enough that I had my phone out of my pocket.
Location
AddressBuckeye, Arizona
Latitude33° 28' 10.32'' N (33.47°)
Longitude 112° 30' 54.79'' W (-112.52°)
Elevation347.57m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-01-31 19:25 MST
UT Date & Time2019-02-01 02:25 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle260°
Moving
Facing azimuth299.84°
First azimuth322°
First elevation61°
Last azimuth260°
Last elevation39°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-14
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksSaw a small flash followed by a debris trail continuing in the original direction for a bit, possibly three or four small fragments of the original object. The original object appeared very large and bright, after the flash it quickly faded and dissipated, almost appearing like a small smoke trail in the sky.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt appeared to break into at least three or four smaller bits, but these quickly faded into darkness and disappeared.