Reports Report 3550x (Event 3550-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3550-2018
Observer
NameJoanne D
Experience Level3/5
RemarksOn a boat in middle of lake Once in a lifetime viewing. Seem to go on forever and low in the sky from horizon to horizon and large ball with exploding chunks falling off. About 10 min earlier we had seen one low on horizon in ne sky drop straight down. Large and exploded as it dropped.
Location
AddressAnnandale, MN
Latitude45° 18' 56.62'' N (45.32°)
Longitude 94° 7' 44.39'' W (-94.13°)
Elevation301m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-09-09 22:00 CDT
UT Date & Time2018-09-10 03:00 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle266°
Moving
Facing azimuth45°
First azimuth45°
First elevation11°
Last azimuth315°
Last elevation13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorOrange, Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length30°
RemarksGlowing train flow length of fireball
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksExploded and faded away at end
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksChunks seem to burn off as it went by