Reports Report 51cj (Event 51-2017)

Name Gary P
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I am 48 years of age and have observed other objects similar to this, but this one was the largest one I have ever observed and is the only reason that I'm reporting it...
Address Sterling Heights, MI
Latitude 42° 35' 9.42'' N (42.585951°)
Longitude 83° 2' 57.79'' W (-83.049385°)
Elevation 190.645m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-01-08 06:18 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-01-08 11:18 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 254°
Facing azimuth 283.82°
First azimuth 326.61°
First elevation 47°
Last azimuth 224.75°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks When I initially observed the fireball, the object burning in the center appeared to be red in color with a small yellow/pale yellow tail. It then double in size (or maybe slightly larger than 2x) when I assumed it entered our atmosphere. It almost completely burned-out but I lost sight as it dropped below the tree line. I was sitting in my car and about to enter work so I did not hear any type of sound.
Observation No
Remarks -