Reports Report 5308bm (Event 5308-2016)

Name Randy R
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks It traveled very, very fast across the sky - otherwise, I would have thought it was a plane crashing due to its downward trajectory and its brightness.
Address Goshen, IN
Latitude 41° 32' 48.36'' N (41.546766°)
Longitude 85° 50' 51.19'' W (-85.847554°)
Elevation 263.143m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-12-26 17:46 EST
UT Date & Time 2016-12-26 22:46 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 135°
Facing azimuth 176.3°
First azimuth 145.26°
First elevation 46°
Last azimuth 181.33°
Last elevation 27°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Light Blue, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks As the object exploded, there were sparks and a minor flash.
Observation Yes
Remarks About 3 or 4 fragments were visible coming off of the object. These fragments appeared as sparks, and quickly disappeared.