Reports Report 3690a (Event 3690-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3690-2020
Observer
NameChris L
Experience Level4/5
RemarksWe were airborne flying Eastbound over ULAANBAATAR Mongolia 39,000’- at 19:20Z on the 24th July 2020 - the cockpit lights were low looking for the Neowise comet when we experienced a very large meteor/fireball looking East - I’ve been a pilot for 30 years and this was the largest I’ve ever seen. Magnificent!!
Location
AddressUlaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar (MN)
Latitude47° 53' 16.84'' N (47.89°)
Longitude 106° 54' 37.05'' E (106.91°)
Elevation1295.37m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-25 02:20 8 time zones
UT Date & Time2020-07-24 18:20 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle45°
Moving
Facing azimuth105°
First azimuth100°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth125°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length15°
RemarksWhite glowing train that lasted 10 seconds in the sky
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksParticles were left in the trail glowing for 1-2 seconds