Reports Report 3792di (Event 3792-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3792-2020
Observer
NameBeth B
Experience Level1/5
RemarksNo reports of it on local news. That's crazy. It was HUGE!
Location
AddressSanta Fe, NM
Latitude35° 40' 23.02'' N (35.67°)
Longitude 105° 57' 25.04'' W (-105.96°)
Elevation2113.17m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-28 21:00 MDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-29 03:00 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth280.81°
First elevation33°
Last azimuth99.59°
Last elevation29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorDark Blue, Dark Green, Orange, Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration4s
Length10°
Remarksi could see a fireball in front and fiery bits being left in its path. It appeared to pass directly in front of me. It was by far the biggest thing I've ever seen streaking in the sky. Huge and very bright, it seemed close enough to drop molten bits to the ground. It scared me. Too close to be a shooting star. It was traveling flat horizontal, west to east. It lit up the sky and lasted long enough for me to overcome my inability to speak, and then to describe its appearance, and trajectory to the person I was on the phone with. I got a solid visual sense of its color and size. It was the most amazing celestial encounter I've ever had.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAt the end of the 10 seconds, it seemed to break apart and orange bits drifted downward toward earth in the eastern sky in the distance.