Reports Report 3472f (Event 3472-2017)

Name Andrew B
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was in my location to get a better view of the aurora borealis that was active that night. It is a high location (hence the wind turbines) with good views in most directions. The moon was setting if not already set in the west when I made my observation just after midnight.
Address Barnesville, MN
Latitude 46° 40' 5.8'' N (46.668278°)
Longitude 96° 16' 43.22'' W (-96.278671°)
Elevation 399.818m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-09-28 00:10 CDT
UT Date & Time 2017-09-28 05:10 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up to down
Descent Angle 180°
Facing azimuth 67.57°
First azimuth 67.5°
First elevation 87°
Last azimuth 67.5°
Last elevation 85°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks Booms like thunder. May have been the large active wind turbine very close to me.
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks I was facing the ground when I saw the ground light up. I looked to the sky and nearly directly overhead as I faced towards the turbine to my east. I then saw the white fireball already broken into 2 or 3 pieces. Between the first flash I saw on the ground and the last of it was maybe 2 seconds.
Observation Yes
Remarks When I actually saw the white fireball, it was already in two or three pieces.