Reports Report 1877c (Event 1877-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1877-2012
Observer
NameRandy R
Experience Level1/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressLapeer, MI
Latitude42° 58' 41.84'' N (42.98°)
Longitude 83° 18' 54.59'' W (-83.32°)
Elevation273.71m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-11-15 06:40 EST
UT Date & Time2012-11-15 11:40 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth121.42°
First azimuth113.99°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth120.5°
Last elevation33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorOrange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks__
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksBesides the fluctuations immediately surrounding the core I saw a distinct piece break off which was same color (burning/glowing) as core. It broke away from core and moved to the rear of the trajectory and downward.