Reports Report 2449be (Event 2449-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2449-2020
Observer
NameTom G
Experience Level2/5
Remarksevent lasted 3 1/2 seconds (14 frames of security camera at 4 fps. Sky was starry. To the eye it was very bright like a rocket or fireworks. Security camera shows it casting shadows.
Location
AddressWhitefish, MT
Latitude48° 23' 4.77'' N (48.38°)
Longitude 114° 26' 53.75'' W (-114.45°)
Elevation918.49m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-05-22 00:49 MDT
UT Date & Time2020-05-22 06:49 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle170°
Moving
Facing azimuth243.9°
First azimuth229.09°
First elevation33°
Last azimuth250.35°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-14
ColorPurple, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarkssurveillance video shows 2 dots once flash has stopped overwhelming image. Visually there appeared to be a bright colored steam vertically to the East of the trajectory.