Reports Report 3068iz (Event 3068-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3068-2017
Observer
NameGreg A
Experience Level3/5
RemarksAt first I thought the flash I saw was bright sheet lightening. Then I saw the trail that looked like the remnants of a flair or a very bright shooting star, or perhaps the remnants of fireworks. Our valley was heavy with forest fire smoke and I think that is why the flash and remnant appeared orange.
Location
AddressCastlegar, British Columbia (CA)
Latitude49° 17' 7.15'' N (49.29°)
Longitude 117° 39' 18.54'' W (-117.66°)
Elevation518.93m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-09-04 22:12 PDT
UT Date & Time2017-09-05 05:12 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle298°
Moving
Facing azimuth62.87°
First azimuth70.7°
First elevation61°
Last azimuth37.88°
Last elevation65°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-14
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
RemarksI would estimate 2-4 minutes after seeing the fireball I heard a huge boom. It sounded like an explosion, not like thunder. It rattled our windows and shook the house.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length12°
RemarksThe glowing raced across the sky like a very bright shooting star. I saw it burn out before it left my line of sight.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksAn initial flash out my bedroom window caught my eye. I looked at the window in time to see the whole sky (at least as much as I could see) light up in a huge flash. After the the flash I saw the shooting star-like trail.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSee terminalflash description above.