Reports Report 936g (Event 936-2017)

Name Bonnie H
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I saw a meteor fall several years ago, a glowing green line across the sky as it fell. THIS experience was different. We first saw this bright light in the sky. I wondered if it was a helicopter approaching or a new skylight or? Then we saw a trail of sparkly fragments and the 'path' of the object turned green like my first meteorite experience from years ago. Quite amazing.
Address New Hope, MN
Latitude 45° 1' 58.74'' N (45.032982°)
Longitude 93° 23' 15.46'' W (-93.387628°)
Elevation 284.013m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-03-09 22:56 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-03-10 04:56 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 39°
Facing azimuth 87.56°
First azimuth 87.99°
First elevation
Last azimuth 58.79°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Remarks It was 'sparkly', we thought perhaps a meteorite had broken up and these were the fragments. The 'fireball' was stilll in front of the trailing fragments that we saw, it did not appear to have completely exploded... but it did turn green as it went in that direction.
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -