Reports Report 51cv (Event 51-2017)

Name Dan H
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I had just backed out of my driveway in my vehicle to leave for work and proceeded to drive south as the fireball caught my eye to my east. Seeing this caused me to stop my vehicle and watch because I have never seen a fireball in the sky. I have only witnessed shooting stars and this was nothing like that at all. The temperature was roughly 4 degrees outside so my windows were up and heater on preventing me to hear anything outside. As it traveled in a southerly direction in the sky, I lost sight of it due to the trees and rooftops in my neighborhood. It was incredible to see.
Address Greenfield, WI
Latitude 42° 58' 7.2'' N (42.968668°)
Longitude 87° 59' 44.46'' W (-87.995684°)
Elevation 230.406m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-01-08 05:19 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-01-08 11:19 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 96°
Facing azimuth -
First azimuth 98.48°
First elevation 65°
Last azimuth 165°
Last elevation 45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -11
Color Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -