Reports Report 852e (Event 852-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 852-2015
Observer
NameMelvin H
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was driving in my car on I-15 near 1500 S Woodscross (Bountiful) UT heading north. My whole family witnessed the event. At 10:59 - 11:00 PM we saw a very bright light through the windshield of the car. It appeard appox. 10 degrees off due north to the east. It fell nearly straight down going slightly to the east. The light was already at full brightness when it appeard at the top of the cars windshield so it is dificult to say where, when, or how high it first appeard, the details in the report describe everything we say through the windshield. The light was much bigger and brighter than Venus but not as the moon. It descended behind the moutains. It never diminished in brightness. It did not leave a trail. It did not fragment. It may have flicked slightly. It seemed to be very close to the viewer. I have seen many "shooting stars" and this did not look like a "shooting star". It was slow moving and was in the view of the windshield for approx. 2 - 3 seconds. It looked like it could have impacted.
Location
AddressBountiful, UT
Latitude40° 52' 28.59'' N (40.87°)
Longitude 111° 53' 48.36'' W (-111.9°)
Elevation1320.45m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-04-04 23:00 MDT
UT Date & Time2015-04-05 05:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle174°
Moving
Facing azimuth1.06°
First azimuth9.14°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth10.29°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-