Reports Report 3068bx (Event 3068-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3068-2017
Observer
NameMarcia S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksBecause of nearby fires burning about 40 miles west of us, I actually thought this was a fireball flying on the wind! Then I thought it was some kind of firecracker and waited for an explosive sound. We are very remote here, no neighbours for at least 3 miles so I was very nervous that this was some kind of intent to start a fire. I alerted my husband who was asleep and we ran outside to see if there was a fire anywhere. It was only after a minute or so that I realized it might have been a comet or meteor.
Location
AddressDel Bonita, Alberta (CA)
Latitude49° 1' 43.35'' N (49.03°)
Longitude 112° 32' 23.76'' W (-112.54°)
Elevation1189.98m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-09-04 23:17 MDT
UT Date & Time2017-09-05 05:17 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle107°
Moving
Facing azimuth265.58°
First azimuth244.11°
First elevation37°
Last azimuth314.27°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorYellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-