Reports Report 451ex (Event 451-2015)

Name Franchesca T
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks This was an extremely slow moving fireball in comparison to other meteorites. It was also the brightest and most beautiful I have ever seen.
Address Helena, Mt
Latitude 46° 36' 19'' N (46.605278°)
Longitude 112° 4' 20.83'' W (-112.072453°)
Elevation 1221.080811m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 22:57 MST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 05:57 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 155°
Facing azimuth 306.87°
First azimuth 317.27°
First elevation 61°
Last azimuth 341.07°
Last elevation 12°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Blue, Orange, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length -
Remarks It had pieces trailing the larger piece and what looked like a slight smoke trail.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks The object was breaking up into 5 or 6 pieces.