Reports Report 51cj (Event 51-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 51-2017
Observer
NameGary P
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI 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...
Location
AddressSterling Heights, MI
Latitude42° 35' 9.42'' N (42.59°)
Longitude 83° 2' 57.79'' W (-83.05°)
Elevation190.65m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-01-08 06:18 EST
UT Date & Time2017-01-08 11:18 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle254°
Moving
Facing azimuth283.82°
First azimuth326.61°
First elevation47°
Last azimuth224.75°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksWhen 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.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-