Reports Report 915a (Event 915-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 915-2020
Observer
NameJane H
Experience Level4/5
RemarksFinest, most colorful and watchable fireball observation to date due to my location, and the fireball direction of travel across the middle horizon through clear sky area (we live in piney woods).
Location
AddressGrass Valley, CA
Latitude39° 8' 32.63'' N (39.14°)
Longitude 121° 2' 2.72'' W (-121.03°)
Elevation679.87m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-02-20 23:28 PST
UT Date & Time2020-02-21 07:28 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth239.89°
First azimuth298.48°
First elevation44°
Last azimuth174.56°
Last elevation44°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorBlue, Green, Orange, Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
Remarks5 booms approximately 1 minute after breaking into 5 pieces
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration6s
Length60°
RemarksGlowing train was long, persistent and sparkling every color of the rainbow.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksSaw a bright terminal flash as the fireball broke into 5 pieces
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksYes the 5 smaller fragments continues in the same general direction but were easy to see individual pieces. One piece was slightly larger than the other 4 pieces.