Reports Report 1004ct (Event 1004-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1004-2020
Observer
NameBrenda W
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI saw a meteor while standing outside Kitt Peak during their Feb 26th night observation program. We were in the clearing right next to the northeast side of the visitor building. The guide and most of the guests had their backs to the building, looking northeast out over the valley. He was pointing out stars. I turned around, faced the building, and looked over the top of the building and saw a blue-green fireball with a beautiful, long tail go from my right to my left. It appeared to roughly follow a lateral, parallel line to the horizon. It didn't appear to slant down to the earth. It lasted only a second or two. I wheeled around to the rest of the crowd and called out "Did you see that?!! A falling star!!" But no one else said much, if anything, about it. Maybe they all missed it.
Location
AddressTucson, AZ
Latitude31° 57' 36.55'' N (31.96°)
Longitude 111° 35' 52.58'' W (-111.6°)
Elevation2070.79m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-02-26 20:15 MST
UT Date & Time2020-02-27 03:15 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle271°
Moving
Facing azimuth215°
First azimuth215°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth210°
Last elevation40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorBlue-green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt looked like drips left behind for a split second just before it disappeared and vanished