Reports Report 5311ad (Event 5311-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5311-2017
Observer
NameLynn V
Experience Level2/5
RemarksMy husband and I were sitting inside watching television, facing the outside wall which has large windows. The meteor was "suddenly there," evenly bright from start to finish. It appeared and disappeared within a second, ending with a brilliant (but small) explosion of light. (We compared notes and agreed on this.) We have a lightly forested yard in that direction, yet the meteor did not appear to be "behind" any trees. Rather it looked as if it had come down in our back yard! Magnificent!
Location
AddressFitchburg, WI
Latitude43° 0' 39.57'' N (43.01°)
Longitude 89° 26' 45.5'' W (-89.45°)
Elevation293.17m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-18 23:50 CST
UT Date & Time2017-12-19 05:50 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle176°
Moving
Facing azimuth90.62°
First azimuth55.42°
First elevation28°
Last azimuth88.96°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-