Reports Report 2026e (Event 2026-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2026-2020
Observer
NameBob J
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThis was incredible and it seemed so close I thought it might be a plane on fire going down. It went behind a large hill on my left, so I couldn’t see it after that. I expected to see an explosion or something as it seemed so close.
Location
AddressSterling, AK
Latitude60° 30' 50.85'' N (60.51°)
Longitude 150° 49' 53.1'' W (-150.83°)
Elevation78.71m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-04-29 00:02 AKDT
UT Date & Time2020-04-29 08:02 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down to up
Descent Angle-
Moving
Facing azimuth266.16°
First azimuth272.78°
First elevation44°
Last azimuth238.9°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorBlue, Orange, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length10°
RemarksGlowing. And then saw one lone orange ember all by itself after the fireball disappeared.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-