Seeing the snow-covered ground turning bright blue was almost as amazing as seeing the blue streak and fireball.
42° 25' 17.91'' N (42.42°)
83° 33' 40.81'' W (-83.56°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time
2018-01-16 20:08 EST
UT Date & Time
2018-01-17 01:08 UT
From up left to down right
Brightness and color
Light Blue, Orange, Yellow, White
I heard a sound 20 to 30 seconds after the meteor broke up. Lasted at least 5 seconds. Volume changed several times. Sounded more like an explosion (crunching and cracking) than distant thunder (rumbling).
Blue streak started to fade and turn white or yellow, then a orange and red flash smaller than a full moon appears.
Fragmentation was of different sizes and went in different directions, not in same trajectory as the blue streak. Fragmentation seemed to flutter like the end of a firework explosion. Not what I expected for a large distant object. Fragmentation lasted less than a second.