Reports Report 8853a (Event 8853-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 8853-2021
Observer
NameKathryn L
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was a surprise sighting. I was just sitting out on my steps with the dogs when it came shooting over the top of my house, bright as can be. It fell so close to the horizon I thought I was going to see it burst. The colors were brilliant, I've never seen a green toned fireball before. This is my 5th or 6th fireball sighting.
Location
AddressRichfield, MN
Latitude44° 52' 23.49'' N (44.87°)
Longitude 93° 16' 37.42'' W (-93.28°)
Elevation260.07m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-12-13 05:20 CST
UT Date & Time2021-12-13 11:20 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle168°
Moving
Facing azimuth178.61°
First azimuth262.05°
First elevation42°
Last azimuth164.4°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorLight Blue, Light Green, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration0.5s
Length15°
RemarksI didn't see the beginning of the fall, house roof was in the way. The train extended the full length of my vision, I assume it was much longer than what I could see. It almost seemed the train persisted just a tiny moment longer than the fireball itself.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-