Reports Report 884e (Event 884-2010)

Name Tina S
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks Interesting that this occurred the early evening of a day when a very rare tornado hit the same area (EF-2). It was breathtaking to watch - thought at first it was a shooting star but just kept going, getting brighter, and turning green. I was speechless - could hardly tell my grandson in the back seat to look, but finally did (though he could not see it from the back seat). It\'s hard to estimate the total time.
Address Corvallis, OR
Latitude 44° 58' 28.69'' N (44.974635°)
Longitude 122° 48' 34.39'' W (-122.809553°)
Elevation -
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2010-12-14 17:40 PST
UT Date & Time 2010-12-15 01:40 UT
Duration ≈5s
Moving direction From right to left
Descent Angle 270°
Facing azimuth 180°
First azimuth 144°
First elevation 75°
Last azimuth 169°
Last elevation 23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude 1
Color white, then green
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks I was driving with music on, but I opened my window to listen for a boom (I\\\'ve heard the sonic boom of a meteorite before), but heard nothing. I asked others that live in the area if they heard anything, but no one said that they had.
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -1s
Remarks Didn\\\'t see the train until further on its path, near time when ball broke into two. Glowing and tapered.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks I didn\\\'t see the terminal flash, but my son who was driving from the west toward the east at the same time saw only a flash of light. I saw a fragmentation into two parts that held close together.
Observation Yes
Remarks -