Reports Report 3792bh (Event 3792-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3792-2020
Observer
NameLaramie J
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt was moving slower than I expected a comet to move, I almost mistook it for someones brightly glowing drone until it burst and split into two. It looked as of it broke apart right at the bottom part of the clouds. I was driving northbound so I only saw it for a moment.
Location
AddressAlbuquerque, NM
Latitude35° 5' 37.82'' N (35.09°)
Longitude 106° 36' 12.34'' W (-106.6°)
Elevation1577.57m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-28 20:58 MDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-29 02:58 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle82°
Moving
Facing azimuth359.81°
First azimuth357.82°
First elevation27°
Last azimuth40°
Last elevation17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorBlue, Light Blue, Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length15°
RemarksIt looked blue, just like the comet, but it faded very quickly.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt changed from blue to a fiery yellow, and split into two pieces.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt flashed yellow, and split into two. The second smaller part fell more northward. It left a blue trail even as it was splitting...it fragmented in the clouds as it was partially obscured.