Reports Report 1238a (Event 1238-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1238-2012
Observer
NameJohn B
Experience Level1/5
RemarksWe were stunned!
Location
AddressJacksonport, WI
Latitude44° 57' 34.47'' N (44.96°)
Longitude 87° 11' 17.93'' W (-87.19°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-08-31 21:30 CDT
UT Date & Time2012-09-01 02:30 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth354.34°
First azimuth41.36°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth319.2°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
Colorbright white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksWe heard nothing from the object. We were on the shore of Lake Michigan and the waves masked any sound (if any).
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length15°
RemarksThe object appeared to break up into smaller pieces. This happened in about 1 second and then there was nothing.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarksthe best description is that the object broke apart. The light sizzled at the end and extinguished.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-