Reports Report 629f (Event 629-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 629-2020
Observer
NameSheila M
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThis was a large white sphere. I noted Venus near the horizon to my left at the time and the fireball was 5-8x larger and more bright.
Location
AddressAjo, AZ
Latitude32° 21' 3.79'' N (32.35°)
Longitude 112° 49' 45.87'' W (-112.83°)
Elevation526.71m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-02-04 20:03 MST
UT Date & Time2020-02-05 03:03 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle266°
Moving
Facing azimuth282.42°
First azimuth324.46°
First elevation12°
Last azimuth275°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length-
RemarksThree orange tails fanned out behind the white ball. Sorry, I do not understand how to calculate the degree re: length of train, but it was quite long and seemed to cover a good deal of my range of vision from left to right.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-