Reports Report 629a (Event 629-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 629-2020
Observer
NameThomas F
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI had just walked outside and looked up at the night sky as I do every night when I go out to smoke, yes bad habit I know... But I never take my phone. But tonight I walked out, looked up and the timing was perfect. I saw it go from nothing in the sky, fairly slowly across the sky compared to your usual shooting star. It grew brighter and brighter and about 2 or 3 seconds in, it was bright enough to see fragments or debris falling or burning off the object. I'd guess at the 4 or 5 second mark when it grew its brightest and then went dark. I'm so happy I was lucky enough to see this. If it helps I was looking NW slightly and the object seemed to go from NE to SW or EW approx.
Location
AddressTucson, AZ
Latitude32° 17' 30.24'' N (32.29°)
Longitude 110° 54' 2.15'' W (-110.9°)
Elevation779.44m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-02-04 20:25 MST
UT Date & Time2020-02-05 03:25 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle252°
Moving
Facing azimuth335°
First azimuth355°
First elevation66°
Last azimuth315°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI could see what I'd describe as sparks or fragments falling off the object