Reports Report 168agy (Event 168-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 168-2018
Observer
NameTim H
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt was relatively slow moving in appearance - must slower than small meteors
Location
AddressClarkston, MI
Latitude42° 43' 25.14'' N (42.72°)
Longitude 83° 21' 57.96'' W (-83.37°)
Elevation301.13m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-01-16 20:08 EST
UT Date & Time2018-01-17 01:08 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle117°
Moving
Facing azimuth235°
First azimuth180°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth250°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksExactly 3 minutes after visual contact there was an accompanying dull sonic boom and rumbling sound, similar to thunder but perceptibly different. Based on this timing, sound appears to originate 37.5 miles west / southwest of observer position.
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksVery bright bolide-like visual element near end of visibility sequence
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-
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