Reports Report 1382sw (Event 1382-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1382-2016
Observer
NameDaniel M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI had just turned due south while driving and it is a long, relatively flat terrain ahead of me, on a beautiful clear night when the fireball appeared to the left side of my windshield and finished almost directly in front of me. It lasted long enough for me to observe, react and say "Whoa!" three times. The direction seemed the most strange. When we watch for meteors (Perseids) we don't expect them to come from the East the way this did for me.
Location
AddressRushford Village, MN
Latitude43° 56' 24.86'' N (43.94°)
Longitude 91° 44' 24.08'' W (-91.74°)
Elevation395.67m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-04-15 22:15 CDT
UT Date & Time2016-04-16 03:15 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle102°
Moving
Facing azimuth178.14°
First azimuth116.33°
First elevation27°
Last azimuth177.87°
Last elevation16°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-14
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAbout halfway through the descent it disappeared and then suddenly reappeared and it looked as though there were fragments (as though the ball was expanding).