Reports Report 2263n (Event 2263-2012)

Name Guy W
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I witnessed this event from a location with the Wasatch mountains as a backdrop. The object disappeared intact just behind the peak due East slightly to the North. There's a good chance it landed intact!
Address Salt Lake City, UT
Latitude 40° 46' 5.9'' N (40.768306°)
Longitude 111° 53' 8.53'' W (-111.885704°)
Elevation 1319.017944m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2012-12-21 17:17 MDT
UT Date & Time 2012-12-22 00:17 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 225°
Facing azimuth 91.43°
First azimuth 88.55°
First elevation 17°
Last azimuth 88.19°
Last elevation 11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -1s
Length -1°
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks I saw some three large pieces break away as the object approached potential touchdown