Reports Report 3384cc (Event 3384-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3384-2014
Observer
NameJames C
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI am a 61year old physician. I have only seen one other bolide or fireball and that was at about age 14. As I recall, that one was was much larger and brighter, lasted slightly longer and left a large smoke trail which persisted for quite some time, but still no sonic effects that I can remember. It made quite an impression on me. The current was certainly not as impressive, but still interesting.
Location
AddressGrand Blanc, MI
Latitude42° 54' 31.44'' N (42.91°)
Longitude 83° 35' 31.65'' W (-83.59°)
Elevation268.16m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-12-03 20:25 EST
UT Date & Time2014-12-04 01:25 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth85.71°
First azimuth87.93°
First elevation31°
Last azimuth58.3°
Last elevation22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length10°
RemarksA glowing train. It was somewhat similar to certain fireworks I have seen only it had a downward trajectory, was of shorter duration, but approximately as bright.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt started as a downward streak similar to other meteors I have seen, but much brighter. Then it widened and flashed somewhat like a an exploding fireworks display.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-