Reports Report 1973m (Event 1973-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1973-2014
Observer
NameZach R
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was traveling on the interstate and had enough time to pull to the shoulder and stop from 75mph after I realized what it was and watch it for a small time... it was a dull blue at first like a contrail illuminated by the moon. but got brighter and began to fragment into several peices.. toward the end as it continued east of me it changed to an almost orange color as it pulsed out and then faded away..
Location
AddressGarryowen, MT
Latitude45° 30' 8.58'' N (45.5°)
Longitude 107° 23' 49.85'' W (-107.4°)
Elevation962.87m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-09-02 22:33 MDT
UT Date & Time2014-09-03 04:33 UT
Duration≈45s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth162.28°
First azimuth167.67°
First elevation34°
Last azimuth98.37°
Last elevation17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration30s
Length40°
RemarksGlowing light blue to almost white.. Thought it was a trail from a jet glowing from the moon until it started to fragment into multiple pieces and grow brighter.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarkstoward the end it pulsated. and faded quickly
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksit broke into up to 10+ pieces as it flew slowly across the sky. gaining speed as it fell.