Reports Report 3246am (Event 3246-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3246-2013
Observer
NameLaura G
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThis was also witnessed by my scientifically minded, not easily impressed 16 year old son. This was a spectacular fireball that zoomed in right in front of our eyes (I was driving and looking the exact direction) and "exploded" just short of being over our heads. If it had been warmer than 0 degrees outside, and we hadn't had Christmas carols playing, I'm sure we would have heard it!
Location
AddressJanesville, WI
Latitude42° 40' 53.1'' N (42.68°)
Longitude 89° 1' 19.84'' W (-89.02°)
Elevation235.02m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-12-11 17:00 CST
UT Date & Time2013-12-11 23:00 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth-
First elevation45°
Last azimuth-
Last elevation75°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks______
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length2.5°
RemarksThis seemed to burn out almost over our heads. Not much of a trail, but more of a "fall" or "dripping" of trains.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksVery brief, the object was far off and a medium sized pinprick of light, to immediately very large, then explosive, with trails dripping downward.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksDistinctly saw two or more pieces, but they each fiizzled out and faded into sparkly trains that trailed down onto downtown buildings.