Reports Report 5550a (Event 5550-2018)

Name Joshua L
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks Was driving almost due north on freeway between Monticello MN and St. Cloud MN. Passenger (wife) also saw. I had just leaned forward and looked straight up through windshield, to eval if any cloud cover. At that instant meteor entered field of vision, and about 2 second burn, brightened at end before disappeared just above horizon just barely west of north.
Address Clearwater, MN
Latitude 45° 26' 21.87'' N (45.439408°)
Longitude 94° 6' 54.48'' W (-94.115133°)
Elevation 299.045227m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-06 19:15 CST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-07 01:15 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 184°
Facing azimuth 342.03°
First azimuth 346.17°
First elevation 79°
Last azimuth 337.16°
Last elevation 11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -8
Color Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks No fragmentation. Definitely brightened near end of streak.
Observation No
Remarks -