Reports Report 4310cq (Event 4310-2017)

Name Dr. Paul S
Experience Level 5/5
Remarks Naval observatory director, PhD astronomer while giving a VIP tour on the 61-inch dome catwalk. Very long 'tail', caught nearly overhead heading south closer to southern horizon toward Sedona or further south. Later saw nbc12 phoenix news report of a similar event, perhaps seen northward from there.could it be the same event?
Address Flagstaff, AZ
Latitude 35° 11' 2.61'' N (35.184057°)
Longitude 111° 44' 26.14'' W (-111.740594°)
Elevation 2304.622m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-14 20:35 MST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-15 03:35 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 172°
Facing azimuth 150°
First azimuth 110°
First elevation 85°
Last azimuth 175°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -9
Color Started pink went white 30 degree long streak, ended blue-white to blue as a bolide, dark blue fragmentation.
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Long tail ending in bright blue-white bolide flash impacting dark eye adaptation, seemed to slow trajectory in burst, fragment shower ensued
Observation Yes
Remarks At bolide burst, fragments primarily under fireball emanating along trajectory, below and expanding, dimmed quickly