Reports Report 3509c (Event 3509-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3509-2013
Observer
NameWendy S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt was beautiful and caught me and my son by complete surprise as we were walking our dog that night! It happened so quickly that I couldn't even get a wish in! :)
Location
AddressBig Rapids, MI
Latitude43° 40' 28.47'' N (43.67°)
Longitude 85° 29' 39.24'' W (-85.49°)
Elevation300.33m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-12-27 22:00 EST
UT Date & Time2013-12-28 03:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth216.91°
First azimuth217.35°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth208.75°
Last elevation33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length
RemarksIt was a reddish orange glowing train, it looked like an ember from a 4th of July firework trailing down to the ground
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksjust like red particles breaking off at the tail of the ball of light