Reports Report 5311v (Event 5311-2017)

Name Nathan K
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I just saw a video of a fireball on a national news program weeks ago. I'd never heard of the phenomenon. What I saw in person was almost dead on to the video. Unfortunately I was in my car but the experience was definitely real. It happened so fast. The amount that it lit up the sky was just crazy. And as mentioned earlier it was a cloudy night, and although I had my radio on I didn't hear or feel any sort of boom.
Address Fort Atkinson, WI
Latitude 42° 57' 49.97'' N (42.96388°)
Longitude 88° 41' 23.78'' W (-88.68994°)
Elevation 252.895m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-18 23:50 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-19 05:50 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 256°
Facing azimuth 36.67°
First azimuth 59.39°
First elevation 24°
Last azimuth 22.6°
Last elevation 51°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Was driving. Saw out of side vision, looked again and it made a flash that lit up a portion of the sky on a cloudy night, then seemed to change direction a bit and was out of sight almost immediately.
Observation No
Remarks -