Reports Pending Report #284557

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Observer
NameKenneth S
Experience Level4/5
RemarksWould love it if you could help with identifying this for me. It was very different that any other event I have ever seen.
Location
AddressAuburn, WA
Latitude47° 18' 5.29'' N (47.3°)
Longitude 122° 7' 58.77'' W (-122.13°)
Elevation134.78m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-09-26 18:48 PDT
UT Date & Time2022-09-27 01:48 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle139°
Moving
Facing azimuth37.77°
First azimuth71.2°
First elevation36°
Last azimuth24.98°
Last elevation27°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration30s
Length20°
RemarksVery slow motion. Then glowing orange train of discrete parts that faded to invisible in about 30 seconds. Could have been a decaying orbital debris? Been an amateur astronomer for 60 years and have seen many meteors and trails. The was unique.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks20 degree train of fragments. All about the same orange intensity. This was early evening and was bright enough to immediately catch my attention as I had my telescope out to view Jupiter at opposition.