Reports Report 8051i (Event 8051-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 8051-2021
Observer
NameGretchen S
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt looked like a meteor or space debris that exploded and broke apart. I was driving south in a rural dark area and saw it to the left of me.
Location
AddressMulino, OR
Latitude45° 13' 14.89'' N (45.22°)
Longitude 122° 34' 53.49'' W (-122.58°)
Elevation74.12m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-11-23 19:20 PST
UT Date & Time2021-11-24 03:20 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle104°
Moving
Facing azimuth275°
First azimuth270°
First elevation43°
Last azimuth277°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length30°
Remarkssmaller balls of light that appeared to break off from the main ball
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt a was large white ball, bigger than a star that appeared to explode and smaller white balls trailed it after it "exploded"
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-