Reports Report 3994n (Event 3994-2017)

Name Ron W
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks It was surprisingly slow moving. and it was a huge fireball as compared to meteorites streaking across the sky. Appeared very large to my untrained eyes.
Address Bend, OR
Latitude 44° 8' 23.45'' N (44.139847°)
Longitude 121° 14' 17.79'' W (-121.238276°)
Elevation 999.948m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-25 19:34 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-26 02:34 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 273°
Facing azimuth 266.58°
First azimuth 268.53°
First elevation
Last azimuth 90.17°
Last elevation 56°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 8s
Length 28°
Remarks Glowing chain. When I first saw it i couldn't see the train - looked like a helicopter with super-bright lights coming almost straight at me. As it traveled toward the East (slightly South of me), i could see the train and when it was directly South of me, the train was about 28-degrees long. When the "ball" disintegrated, the train sparkled and dissipated after the ball was no longer visible.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -