Reports Report 454fl (Event 454-2017)

Name Kevin P
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks -
Address Madison, WI
Latitude 43° 2' 35.39'' N (43.043163°)
Longitude 89° 15' 28.21'' W (-89.257837°)
Elevation 266.006m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-02-06 01:25 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-02-06 07:25 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 197°
Facing azimuth 85°
First azimuth 85°
First elevation 90°
Last azimuth 75°
Last elevation 35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -23
Color Orange, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 55°
Remarks For posterity's sake, it happened at approximately 1:25:10-1:25:30 am. I was driving eastbound on Hwy 12 & 18 just past the Yahara Hills Golf Course when the sky began to light up in a brilliant light green/blue. It looked like daylight, minding the color. After about 4 seconds, I then saw this meteor with a wobbling orange tail fall from my 11 o'clock to my 10 o'clock, based on my heading. It appeared to burn-up 5/8's of the way down from the top of my windshield, used as a reference. Then the sky went dark again. I had rolled my window down, but I didn't hear a report. If I had to speculate, it looks like its trajectory would've sent it a few hundred miles from where I was, if anything of it survived the fall. Hope to hear more about this, keep me posted!
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
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