Reports Report 271b (Event 271-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 271-2020
Observer
NameTodd H
Experience Level2/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressBagdad, AZ
Latitude34° 34' 41.47'' N (34.58°)
Longitude 113° 10' 24.49'' W (-113.17°)
Elevation1161.87m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-01-13 06:38 MST
UT Date & Time2020-01-13 13:38 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle138°
Moving
Facing azimuth110.17°
First azimuth114.24°
First elevation
Last azimuth125.7°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksInitially, out of my peripheral vision, to the south east (approx 135 degrees) I noticed an increasingly bright white glow from behind a nearby mountain that lasted about three seconds and then terminated quickly. Immediately afterward I saw a small fragment that was falling from my upper left field of view and down to the location of the bright glow I had just seen. Note, that I did not actually see the initial fireball, I think due to my close proximity to mountains to the south. The mountains bring my horizon to approx 15-25 degrees.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe single fragment was falling at a slight curve, I think due to its loss of velocity in our atmosphere, but was on a trajectory to the location of the bright glow. It was white in color, and fizzled out before hitting the location of the glow, approx at a 35-45 degree angle. I first noticed the fragment at approx a 70 degree angle. The entire event, from first noticing the bright glow, to the fragment fizzling out lasted approx 5-7 seconds.