Reports Report 51bj (Event 51-2017)

Name Andrew B
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks The fireball was brighter than, and about the same size of a street lamp from 4 houses away. Lasted nearly 3 seconds. Thought it was an airplane at first, realized it wasn't, then it disappeared from sight. I feel that it probably dissipated shortly after leaving my sight.
Address Troy, MI
Latitude 42° 34' 33.4'' N (42.575945°)
Longitude 83° 7' 59.33'' W (-83.133146°)
Elevation 203.775m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-01-08 06:15 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-01-08 11:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 257°
Facing azimuth 308.59°
First azimuth 302.56°
First elevation 27°
Last azimuth 295.53°
Last elevation 23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
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Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
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Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation No
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