Reports Report 4310eh (Event 4310-2017)

Name Jasper N
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks The blue color was markedly different than other fireballs I have seen. Curious to know if this happens to be related to the recent Antares launch as the ISS was over north America at the time. Thus, the observed phase and angle at a cursory glance seem to match the inclination angle of the ISS.
Address Mesa, AZ
Latitude 33° 26' 45.72'' N (33.446032°)
Longitude 111° 50' 48.47'' W (-111.846798°)
Elevation 369.164m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-14 20:30 MST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-15 03:30 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 146°
Facing azimuth 359.37°
First azimuth 3.61°
First elevation 50°
Last azimuth 22.85°
Last elevation 35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Blue
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks The fireball entered my field of view from above and steadily brightened then exploded. No fragments remained after the explosion.
Observation Yes
Remarks trailing deep orange 'sparks' clearly visible with possible (but not confirmed) fragmentation of the main body