Reports Report 1004l (Event 1004-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1004-2020
Observer
NameRichard F
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI saw this from inside my RV out the front window, through trees. It wasn't a large fireball, but it was bright enough, long-enough w/tail, that it caught my eye while working on the computer! Very low in the sky to the NNE, seen through desert trees here out boon-docking at La Posa South, Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) on BLM land S.E. of Quartzsite, AZ. I've seen more than a dozen fireballs over the years, having reported perhaps no less than 5 or 6 here. Since I wasn't outside, I certainly didn't get the best look--though I've seen VERY LARGE fireballs from indoors previously, as reported on this site from Bozeman, MT--and it's possible (?) that this was just a VERY bright, long meteor. Again, it wasn't large--less than pinky fingernail at arms-length--but still quite noticeable (i.e., I don't see many "shooting stars" out my windows, even during the more significant meteor showers (which I watch actively). I thought I should log this, in case OTHERS saw the same, but also saw more of it! RF
Location
AddressQuartzsite, AZ
Latitude33° 36' 1.72'' N (33.6°)
Longitude 114° 11' 27.84'' W (-114.19°)
Elevation333.83m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-02-26 20:14 MST
UT Date & Time2020-02-27 03:14 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle125°
Moving
Facing azimuth43.43°
First azimuth38.48°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth47.62°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
Remarksjust a glowing train, faint, didn't last long, but clearly a "streak" beyond what is typical for just a significant shooting start / meteor.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-