Reports Report 3461d (Event 3461-2013)

Name William M
Experience Level 5/5
Remarks The report was submitted by above named person. I was in the car talking to my friend, a electrical engineer who was the actual witness. He gave me the very good report to submit to AMS Meteors. I will review this information with Bill Frederick to confirm data in the next hour of time.
Address Otsego, MI
Latitude 42° 27' 7.12'' N (42.451979°)
Longitude 85° 41' 31.44'' W (-85.692066°)
Elevation 218.492798m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2013-12-28 18:21 EST
UT Date & Time 2013-12-28 23:21 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down to up
Descent Angle -
Facing azimuth 77.18°
First azimuth 68.27°
First elevation 85°
Last azimuth 20°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -4
Color Blue, Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 75°
Remarks Continous brightness until the bottom of the trail. Last 15-20 degrees the brightness diminished with minimal smoke trail.
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -