Reports Report 1238e (Event 1238-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1238-2012
Observer
NameK.A.
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI had the good fortune to see this fireball from start to finish and it lasted long enough for me to get friends\' attentions and all of them saw quite a bit of its path too.
Location
AddressTraverse City, MI
Latitude44° 48' 23.19'' N (44.81°)
Longitude 85° 32' 30.57'' W (-85.54°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-08-31 23:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2012-09-01 03:15 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth324.03°
First azimuth332.52°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth277.54°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarksnone noted
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration9.5s
Length
RemarksVery bright yellow ball and bright yellow double trailing tail that lasted a long time....faded out a bit, and the a smaller fragment of it seemed to light up again less brightly until it burned out completely. burned out before falling below treeline.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksTerminal flash possibly faintly. Fragmentation described previously.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-