Reports Report 798b (Event 798-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 798-2015
Observer
NameDave B
Experience Level3/5
RemarksSighting occured early in the morning with a clear sky. The moon was just setting below tree tops and nearly at our horizon (ridge) line. I had closed my eyes facing a window with a direct view of the moon. The light from the fireball was bright enough that it caused me to open my eyes and wonder why the moon would be changing in brightness. The fireball appeared above the moon but still very low in the sky.
Location
AddressBig Sky, MT
Latitude45° 17' 42.94'' N (45.3°)
Longitude 111° 23' 30.54'' W (-111.39°)
Elevation2328.04m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-03-29 03:37 MDT
UT Date & Time2015-03-29 09:37 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle100°
Moving
Facing azimuth257.3°
First azimuth256.06°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth272.82°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorOrange then Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-