Reports Report 3068db (Event 3068-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3068-2017
Observer
NameDarryl F
Experience Level2/5
RemarksWhen I first saw the fireball, the tail was white. As it fell, the color turned to a dark red-orange. From my position, the fireball disappeared behind the Rocky Mountains. The fireball appears very bright, surprising since our area is experiencing massive wildfires which are putting quite a bit of smoke into the atmosphere.
Location
AddressFairfield, MT
Latitude47° 37' 8.37'' N (47.62°)
Longitude 111° 58' 44.62'' W (-111.98°)
Elevation1212.5m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-09-04 23:10 MDT
UT Date & Time2017-09-05 05:10 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle136°
Moving
Facing azimuth297.17°
First azimuth293.95°
First elevation31°
Last azimuth307.16°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorRed, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-