Reports Report 2579bu (Event 2579-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2579-2022
NameColleen W
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThank you for having this site. When I saw that there were fireballs in the south, it may me take pause. I saw something remarkable around 9 pm on April 26th. It was almost dark, but not fully dark, I am sorry I did not see the time right after, I went to tell my daughter and we got sidetracked. Had been inside at the computer and one of the cats wanted to be fed. It looked like a nice night so I thought she would like to dine outside, and as I stood up from her dish on the porch, I saw this light, it was intense because of the close proximity for one thing, it did not look like it was in space or the heavens or anything like that. my first thought was that someone threw something on fire. I live on a hill and it was going parallel to a long freeway exit that becomes a street, Plum St. and Union. It was so curious and I was trying to make sense of it. The ball was very well defined, had almost a red stripe to the back of it, there was artistry in it. I kept thinking how unreal it looked against the almost dark sky. There is a homeless camp under the bridge and I wondered if it was thrown from the camp, but it was too far up and on a trajectory, neat, streamlined. It was really only a second I would imagine, but I was able to track it quite well until it disappeared in the flora and fauna of my view. The next day Olivia, my daughter, and I, went to Verizon in Tumwater to get a new phone charger and I told the two employees there about it. The man sitting at the desk with a panel blocking the view got animated and said he had been in his home when he saw a flash of light that night. I am so surprised no one else saw this and I am sorry I did not report it sooner, was not sure where to go. Have a friend that works at NASA, was going to ask him. It was quite the sight and now I know why people were really afraid of these in ancient times, seeing fire so close, it really could give one a shock.
AddressOlympia, WA
Latitude47° 2' 14.47'' N (47.04°)
Longitude 122° 53' 30.03'' W (-122.89°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-04-26 21:09 PDT
UT Date & Time2022-04-27 04:09 UT
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle261°
Facing azimuth80.82°
First azimuth90.64°
First elevation-
Last azimuth46.47°
Last elevation16°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-23
ColorYellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
Terminal flash