Reports Report 5308ba (Event 5308-2016)

Name Michael T
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I was driving south on US 131, near Rockford, MI between 6 PM and 6:30 PM...the fireball came into view at the top of my windshield and was traveling very fast in a downward, diagonal direction towards the west. Seemed quite large and unlike anything I've ever seen. It disappeared above the horizon at 10-20 degrees, nothing was obstructing my view when it disappeared.
Address Rockford, MI
Latitude 43° 7' 12.11'' N (43.12003°)
Longitude 85° 33' 36.11'' W (-85.56003°)
Elevation 214.014m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-12-26 18:15 EST
UT Date & Time 2016-12-26 23:15 UT
Duration <1s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 122°
Facing azimuth 176.7°
First azimuth 200.51°
First elevation 35°
Last azimuth 245.59°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -24
Color Light Blue, Light Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks As soon as I saw it, it flashed greens and blues then maintained those colors until it disappeared...probably a total of a second, was moving very fast
Observation Unknown
Remarks -