Reports Report 115b (Event 115-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 115-2018
Observer
NameBruce S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI only saw the last seconds of this thing, the light (s). I only came to the conclusion it was a fireball after seeing the brown contrail.
Location
AddressMilwaukee, WI
Latitude42° 58' 38.28'' N (42.98°)
Longitude 88° 2' 2'' W (-88.03°)
Elevation236.73m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-01-08 19:50 CST
UT Date & Time2018-01-09 01:50 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle
Moving
Facing azimuth271.77°
First azimuth273.36°
First elevation11°
Last azimuth270.54°
Last elevation11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length30°
RemarksIt was brownish, not your typical white jet contrail. With the wind it held together rather nice with little diffusion.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt went from as bright as Venus, to a little spec to the left of the original light and then faded out. I thought I was seeing my first UFO until I saw the brown contrail. :)