Reports Report 5311ad (Event 5311-2017)

Name Lynn V
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks My husband and I were sitting inside watching television, facing the outside wall which has large windows. The meteor was "suddenly there," evenly bright from start to finish. It appeared and disappeared within a second, ending with a brilliant (but small) explosion of light. (We compared notes and agreed on this.) We have a lightly forested yard in that direction, yet the meteor did not appear to be "behind" any trees. Rather it looked as if it had come down in our back yard! Magnificent!
Address Fitchburg, WI
Latitude 43° 0' 39.57'' N (43.010992°)
Longitude 89° 26' 45.5'' W (-89.445971°)
Elevation 293.169m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-18 23:50 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-19 05:50 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 176°
Facing azimuth 90.62°
First azimuth 55.42°
First elevation 28°
Last azimuth 88.96°
Last elevation 15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -