Reports Report 581j (Event 581-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 581-2022
NameMark A
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThis was seen by two people in our house who were both sitting on the same couch looking out the same window from slightly different positions. They were on the raised first floor of our house (which is a walk out), and the horizon they were looking at is uphill from our home. One person saw it first and drew the attention of the other sitting on the couch - they both observed the bright moving light go from left to right, and both participated in filling out this report form, using the provided prompts to determine approximate angles. We were watching a movie so it was dark inside our house, and the window was not covered so they had direct view out at the sky. The two observers were our 13 and 15 year old sons, one of whom has an interest in astronomy and just received his first telescope for Christmas. He said that when he first saw the object it was below/near "Rigel" and moving to the west (from his position of observation). They both called it a "fireball" when they first saw it. They have previously spent time each summer watching the Perseid meteor showers. They described this object as much bigger, lasting much longer and more colourful. The two of them both saw slightly different colours, with my older son who saw it second thinking it looked more blue, and my younger son who first saw and drew attention to it also seeing an orange/yellow colouration. They were very excited to be able to report this observation. We estimated 8:45 as they spent several minutes discussing it and looking for more before we looked at the time, when it was approx 8:49/8:50.
AddressFredericton, New Brunswick (CA)
Latitude45° 57' 57.73'' N (45.97°)
Longitude 66° 41' 51.48'' W (-66.7°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-01-22 20:45 AST
UT Date & Time2022-01-23 00:45 UT
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle108°
Facing azimuth195°
First azimuth180°
First elevation36°
Last azimuth206°
Last elevation17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorLight Blue, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
Terminal flash