Reports Report 454fn (Event 454-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 454-2017
Observer
NameKarinne M
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was in my kitchen and looked out my patio door window facing east and through trees in open night sky I saw the fireball with a green round front and orange fire flaming tail zooming down at angle - like I saw it disappearing past my tree line (like: one one thousand - two one thousand )and I stared and waited for a big boom because I didn't know if it was close and going downtown or where. I opened the door and stepped onto my back deck staring and I didn't hear any boom or big explosion of lights and I was about to speed dial Wdms Police non-emergency dispatch to share what I had observed and I didn't because I never heard any noise or big fire and then assumed it was a falling star or meteor or something and then figured it looks close but actually far away from earth. I couldn't get it out of my mind it was so vivid and started to go to the news and nothing was reporting and then went online to internet and here I am trying to share what I observed. I will never forget it - it was truly amazing and I'm very thankful to have been blessed to look out and see such a sight. Sincerely, Karinne Miller
Location
AddressWest Des Moines, IA
Latitude41° 35' 16.26'' N (41.59°)
Longitude 93° 44' 29'' W (-93.74°)
Elevation292.81m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-02-06 01:25 CST
UT Date & Time2017-02-06 07:25 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle227°
Moving
Facing azimuth82.68°
First azimuth79.97°
First elevation15°
Last azimuth50.71°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorGreen, Orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-