Reports Report 3792x (Event 3792-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3792-2020
Observer
NameGarrett C
Experience Level4/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressTaos Ski Valley, NM
Latitude36° 34' 49.56'' N (36.58°)
Longitude 105° 26' 20.89'' W (-105.44°)
Elevation3117.9m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-28 21:10 MDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-29 03:10 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle260°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth210°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth150°
Last elevation29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorRed, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksA very distinct thud sound that seemed to echo from the sky, about 3-4 minutes after viewing.
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe area of brightness became larger with a flaring white/slightly reddish color, sort of like a firework.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAfter about 2 to 3 seconds of viewing, the meteor split into two fragments of about equal size.