Reports Report 3631a (Event 3631-2017)

Name Gretchen I
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks this was such a unique experience that I feel I will always remember it. Awesome, impressive, and rather terrifying until a call to 911 explained that it was a meteorite. it was against a background of an evacuation alert for the opposite side of the lake where out-of control fires were burning.
Address Nelson, British Columbia (CA)
Latitude 49° 36' 44.29'' N (49.612302°)
Longitude 117° 6' 0.02'' W (-117.100006°)
Elevation 541.57m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-09-05 20:15 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-09-06 03:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 269°
Facing azimuth 116.98°
First azimuth 155.74°
First elevation 19°
Last azimuth 94.72°
Last elevation 23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks very loud explosive noise followed by prolonged reverberation, similar to dynamite explosion but much louder
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -