Reports Report 454fn (Event 454-2017)

Name Karinne M
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I was in my kitchen and looked out my patio door window facing east and through trees in open night sky I saw the fireball with a green round front and orange fire flaming tail zooming down at angle - like I saw it disappearing past my tree line (like: one one thousand - two one thousand )and I stared and waited for a big boom because I didn't know if it was close and going downtown or where. I opened the door and stepped onto my back deck staring and I didn't hear any boom or big explosion of lights and I was about to speed dial Wdms Police non-emergency dispatch to share what I had observed and I didn't because I never heard any noise or big fire and then assumed it was a falling star or meteor or something and then figured it looks close but actually far away from earth. I couldn't get it out of my mind it was so vivid and started to go to the news and nothing was reporting and then went online to internet and here I am trying to share what I observed. I will never forget it - it was truly amazing and I'm very thankful to have been blessed to look out and see such a sight. Sincerely, Karinne Miller
Address West Des Moines, IA
Latitude 41° 35' 16.26'' N (41.587849°)
Longitude 93° 44' 29'' W (-93.741389°)
Elevation 292.81m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-02-06 01:25 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-02-06 07:25 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 227°
Facing azimuth 82.68°
First azimuth 79.97°
First elevation 15°
Last azimuth 50.71°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Green, Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
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Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
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