Reports Report 451ar (Event 451-2015)

Name Don J
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Watched it approach from the douth and it Seemed to fly right over Helena and then head towards Great Falls. I stopped the car and took a so-so video of it with my camera phone
Address Helena, Mt
Latitude 46° 36' 31.44'' N (46.608734°)
Longitude 112° 0' 18.6'' W (-112.005166°)
Elevation 1180.621582m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 23:00 MST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 06:00 UT
Duration ≈45s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 99°
Facing azimuth 239.35°
First azimuth 185.87°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 351.49°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Orange, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 5s
Length 20°
Remarks Glowing train with hundreds of glowing particles
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks It looked like a moving comet as it approached then as it passed me it was a was fragmented into hungreds of pieces with two very large pieces, one following the other