Reports Report 1004bt (Event 1004-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1004-2020
Observer
NamePatrick M
Experience Level1/5
RemarksNot to be confused with the early-morning meteor that was widely reported over the region earlier the same day. It would have been easy to confuse this with illegal fireworks, but it's "fireball" size was significantly larger than a rocket. It also first became visible when it was headed on a 45-degree path towards the ground. IE, the origination point was in the sky.
Location
AddressGlendale, AZ
Latitude33° 40' 11.06'' N (33.67°)
Longitude 112° 13' 2.18'' W (-112.22°)
Elevation384.3m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-02-26 19:50 MST
UT Date & Time2020-02-27 02:50 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle131°
Moving
Facing azimuth90°
First azimuth45°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth90°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-21
ColorPurple, Green (It seemed to resemble a fireworks rocket, except it originated from the sky and was headed towards the ground. It appeared to explode and fragment in a fashion similar to that of a firework.
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt exploded very quickly and the debris went dark very quickly. Green and purple-ish.