Observer Name Vanity A Experience Level 4/5 Remarks This event occurred during the time of night when I watch planes fly into my city. The meteor was travelling the same course/direction as the planes, and the speed/brightness was at least 3 times greater in comparison to the planes.
Location Address Scottsdale, AZ Latitude 33° 29' 54.6'' N (33.5°) Longitude 111° 55' 34.25'' W (-111.93°) Elevation 386.54m
Time and Duration Local Date & Time 2023-03-08 18:55 MST UT Date & Time 2023-03-09 01:55 UT Duration ≈7.5s
Direction Moving direction From up left to down right Descent Angle 105°
Moving Facing azimuth 1.05° First azimuth 336.06° First elevation 50° Last azimuth 52.82° Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color Stellar Magnitude - Color White.
Concurrent Sound Observation No Remarks -
Delayed Sound Observation No Remarks -
Persistent train Observation No Duration - Length - Remarks -
Terminal flash Observation Yes Remarks Bright flash at the end of trajectory.
Fragmentation Observation Yes Remarks Spark-like light emitted.