Reports Report 3060aa (Event 3060-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3060-2015
Observer
NameChris R
Experience Level4/5
RemarksWe were flying a Gulfstream G280 at 45,000 ft, with very dark skies. Our position information is based upon the nearest town under our flight path at the time of the event.
Location
AddressDonnellson, IA
Latitude40° 38' 34.13'' N (40.64°)
Longitude 91° 33' 52.57'' W (-91.56°)
Elevation215.41m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-11-04 22:20 CST
UT Date & Time2015-11-05 04:20 UT
Duration≈45s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle105°
Moving
Facing azimuth200°
First azimuth165°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth225°
Last elevation40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorPurple, Light Blue, Light Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length15°
RemarksIt slowly faded, staying most persistent at the center of the train.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksWe were at 45,000 ft, flying our aircraft and our first indication of the fireball was that the entire cockpit lit up with a green flash.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThere were small fragments that separated and then moved parallel to the primary object.