Reports Report 857i (Event 857-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 857-2018
Observer
NameJohn H
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThe duration was probably longer than what I witnessed. I merely opened my eyes when I rolled over in bed and what I observed was the last 1 to 1.5 seconds before the big flash.
Location
AddressClinton, MI
Latitude42° 6' 9.4'' N (42.1°)
Longitude 83° 56' 32.98'' W (-83.94°)
Elevation278.92m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-03-05 04:31 EST
UT Date & Time2018-03-05 09:31 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle217°
Moving
Facing azimuth260°
First azimuth260°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth245°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThis was a bright yellow fireball I witnessed through an oak tree outside my bedroom window. It looked like a bright aircraft landing light in motion. There was a very large flash at the end that lit the sky like lightning for an instant.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-