Reports Report 3792ar (Event 3792-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3792-2020
Observer
NameTed B
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI first saw it through the tree branches/leaves. It was so bright it looked like a spotlight attached to a helicopter shining at me. It passed the tree and continued through a good section of open sky before disappearing into the horizon line. I was waiting to hear a boom but didn’t.
Location
AddressAlbuquerque, NM
Latitude35° 6' 53.03'' N (35.11°)
Longitude 106° 33' 32.15'' W (-106.56°)
Elevation1634.72m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-28 20:56 MDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-29 02:56 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle108°
Moving
Facing azimuth34.62°
First azimuth13.01°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth55.49°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorWhite center with a yellow/orange outer shell and tail.
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAbout half way through it’s flight path I observed a fragment separate from it. The fragment looked about 15% of the size of the larger object. The fragment didn’t have as bright a white center as the larger object and has the same yellow/orange tail.