Reports Report 1769a (Event 1769-2018)

Name Andrew M
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks -
Address , MI
Latitude 46° 57' 41.54'' N (46.96154°)
Longitude 88° 7' 58.29'' W (-88.132859°)
Elevation 186.561m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-05-15 21:32 EDT
UT Date & Time 2018-05-16 01:32 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 162°
Facing azimuth 143.57°
First azimuth 67.94°
First elevation 75°
Last azimuth 218.62°
Last elevation 40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Light Blue, Light Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks The metor left a bright streak which flashed several times with smaller explosions, before completely disintegrating in a very large one-- the large one appeared mostly circular and was about 3/4 the size of the full moon
Observation Yes
Remarks A half dozen or so discernable pieces made it out of the large explosion but quickly faded. One of the initial smaller explosions also generated an obvious (but short-lived) fragment.