Observer Name Stephen B Experience Level 2/5 Remarks It was the most spectacular sky event I’ve ever seen. Similar in length and trajectory to watching the space shuttle re-enter the atmosphere (from the same viewpoint) some 20 years ago or so, but slower and brighter.
Location Address Albuquerque, NM Latitude 35° 7' 10.66'' N (35.12°) Longitude 106° 31' 16.97'' W (-106.52°) Elevation 1709.43m
Time and Duration Local Date & Time 2020-07-28 21:15 MDT UT Date & Time 2020-07-29 03:15 UT Duration ≈20s
Direction Moving direction From up left to down right Descent Angle 98°
Moving Facing azimuth 322.98° First azimuth 319.06° First elevation 32° Last azimuth 58.36° Last elevation 17°
Brightness and color Stellar Magnitude -11 Color Blue, Green, Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound Observation No Remarks -
Delayed Sound Observation No Remarks -
Persistent train Observation Yes Duration 1s Length 5° Remarks Glowing, white
Terminal flash Observation Yes Remarks Bright white flash and colors changed then.
Fragmentation Observation Yes Remarks Looked like it broke up into 2 or 3 pieces.