Reports Report 3068c (Event 3068-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3068-2017
Observer
NameJohn D
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThe sky was dark 11:30 PM, and had very poor visibility from thick forest fire smoke, the object was bright and clear, the brightness of it did not diminish and looked like it hit the ground.
Location
AddressTroy, MT
Latitude48° 38' 0.94'' N (48.63°)
Longitude 115° 59' 47.44'' W (-116°)
Elevation859.52m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-09-04 23:30 MDT
UT Date & Time2017-09-05 05:30 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle169°
Moving
Facing azimuth336.98°
First azimuth327.59°
First elevation74°
Last azimuth339.88°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorGreen, Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
Remarksa distant boom, but it was more than a minute after the sighting
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length20°
Remarksgreen, yellow and white, could see brighten as it lowered in horizon, really the most spectacular sighting I've ever had.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-