Reports Report 168alu (Event 168-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 168-2018
Observer
NameKirsten S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI saw a large, burning object (on fire - with visibly distinct flames like staring into a flaming marshmallow over a campfire) falling straight down from the sky very quickly - looked as if it would crash onto the freeway in the lane opposite of mine while I was driving. It shot down out of nowhere and burned bright orange/yellow for about 5 seconds (just like in the movies) and then, as quickly as it came, suddenly disappeared into the blackness of the night sky. Now the next morning I see reports of a meteor over Michigan. A very cool sight to see!
Location
AddressSolon, OH
Latitude41° 23' 41.48'' N (41.39°)
Longitude 81° 26' 42.19'' W (-81.45°)
Elevation322.4m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-01-16 20:10 EST
UT Date & Time2018-01-17 01:10 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth272.21°
First azimuth271.48°
First elevation
Last azimuth272.4°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-27
ColorOrange, Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-