Reports Report 3371j (Event 3371-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3371-2021
Observer
NameChad M
Experience Level5/5
RemarksDifficult to gauge brightness as the landscape was lit by twilight, but it was orders of magnitude brighter than Venus and perhaps 10-100x brighter than crescent moon, both of which were in the same field of view. Fireball lasted an estimated 4-5 seconds.
Location
AddressChallis, ID
Latitude44° 30' 44.9'' N (44.51°)
Longitude 114° 13' 13.81'' W (-114.22°)
Elevation1560.92m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-06-14 21:52 MDT
UT Date & Time2021-06-15 03:52 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle207°
Moving
Facing azimuth320°
First azimuth345°
First elevation70°
Last azimuth316°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude14-
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length
RemarksThe smoke trail was highlighted by setting sun (in photo). Only the last 1-2 degrees where fragmentation occurred resulted in a smoke trail.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksTerminal fragmentation was yellow while for most of the fireball flight was brilliant/searing white with blue tinge.
Photo