Reports Report 3472b (Event 3472-2017)

Name David A
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Retired commercial and military pilot. This was the biggest, longest lasting fireball I have ever seen.
Address Fargo, ND
Latitude 46° 51' 10.37'' N (46.85288°)
Longitude 96° 49' 54.34'' W (-96.83176°)
Elevation 276.305m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-09-27 23:43 CDT
UT Date & Time 2017-09-28 04:43 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 118°
Facing azimuth 250°
First azimuth 270°
First elevation 35°
Last azimuth 110°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 90s
Length 99.99°
Remarks Smoke trail. Widened and thinned. Appeared to move with the wind. Nearly overhead.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Just a short brighter flash.
Observation Yes
Remarks Appeared to fragment into 6-8 pieces. These pieces glowed white for about 1 second.