Reports Report 451cw (Event 451-2015)

Name Christina A
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks -
Address Missoula, Mt
Latitude 46° 58' 50.82'' N (46.980783°)
Longitude 114° 8' 56.15'' W (-114.14893°)
Elevation 1033.786255m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 22:55 MST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 05:55 UT
Duration ≈45s
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 346°
Facing azimuth 140.11°
First azimuth 141.98°
First elevation 15°
Last azimuth 352.95°
Last elevation 34°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -19
Color Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks When first observed the tail was tight and had no visible breaks. As the fireball continued across the sky the tail began to fragment into smaller particles that moved slower than the head and became less bright or burnt off.