Reports Report 4635da (Event 4635-2016)

Name Michael G
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I'm just reporting I was looking east at Orion and saw the sky brightly light up, dim, and briefly light up again, within about a second. It was if there was a very large lightning strike many miles away. However, this was a clear cold evening. I checked NWS and there was no thunderstorm activity in the entire southeast. I did not see a fireball. The only explanation I can think of a big thunderstorm in the distance or a fireball exploding in the distance.
Address Ashford, AL
Latitude 31° 12' 54.94'' N (31.21526°)
Longitude 85° 12' 58.14'' W (-85.216151°)
Elevation 73.796m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-11-21 22:30 CST
UT Date & Time 2016-11-22 04:30 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From down to up
Descent Angle -
Facing azimuth 100°
First azimuth 100°
First elevation 10°
Last azimuth 10°
Last elevation 10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -