Reports Report 3792ee (Event 3792-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3792-2020
Observer
NameStephen M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was looking through a telescope when someone in the group said look at that. It took at least a second for me to stand up and turn around, by which time the fireball was almost due north. It was so bright that I thought that someone had let off a firework in the park until I noticed the trajectory. It was unusual due to its brightness, the sense of it being close, and the length of time it was visible.
Location
AddressWhite Rock, NM
Latitude35° 49' 28.87'' N (35.82°)
Longitude 106° 11' 18.19'' W (-106.19°)
Elevation1923.43m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-28 21:54 MDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-29 03:54 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle99°
Moving
Facing azimuth5.06°
First azimuth2.48°
First elevation37°
Last azimuth84.95°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorLight Green, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksHissing, not loud
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAs the fireball neared the horizon, it split into at least two and possibly three pieces (at that point it was visible through some small trees).