Reports Report 2741a (Event 2741-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2741-2021
Observer
NameMicah M
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI’m not sure if I described the flight path correctly. Using my iPhone compass now, I’d say it started at about 55 degrees NE and finished at about 35 degrees NE after traveling “down and to the left” in the sky. It was by far the brightest and longest lasting “shooting star” I have ever seen.
Location
AddressBountiful, UT
Latitude40° 49' 48'' N (40.83°)
Longitude 111° 52' 12'' W (-111.87°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-05-12 03:40 MDT
UT Date & Time2021-05-12 09:40 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle213°
Moving
Facing azimuth45.92°
First azimuth42.45°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth13.72°
Last elevation51°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration4s
Length12°
RemarksIt looked like a firework whose tail glowed in a fairly set position for about 4 seconds. What I saw was a very bright “shooting star”. The brightest I’ve ever seen. But when it “burned out”, the last part of its tail (about 1/4) of its overall length) glowed for about 4 seconds. I’ve never seen anything like it.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAlthough not by much, the “shooting star” seemed to fragment a little as it ended. I would have thought I was seeing the Chinese space debris except that landed on the 11th of May on the other side of the earth I had heard.