Reports Report 9701a (Event 9701-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 9701-2022
Observer
NameJanie C
Experience Level4/5
RemarksAlways so wonderful to experience something like this especially since it was very icy and cold outside and that I was just going out to observe the waxing moon for a brief moment and was startled to get to see this orange fireball!
Location
AddressFreeland, WA
Latitude48° 0' 3.79'' N (48°)
Longitude 122° 32' 37.4'' W (-122.54°)
Elevation17.77m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-12-04 23:57 PST
UT Date & Time2022-12-05 07:57 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth268.29°
First azimuth325.89°
First elevation33°
Last azimuth254.36°
Last elevation36°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorOrange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length11°
RemarksA yellowish white trail that diminished fairly quickly into the cloud cover
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was sort of like a light bulb exploding gently!
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSome fragments appeared to go in all directions just as it ended