Reports Report 3461h (Event 3461-2013)

Name James S
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks 1. Path might be somewhat incorrect - In a spherical space, I was staring roughly west. Fireball came from left, caught initially in peripheral vision on left eye. The path was more of an arc, as it started above the horizon, went higher (or it went over my head, as from my perspective it would have arced), and ended in a North-West position. Initial path seemed to be going North-West. Visible for about 7 seconds. 2. It was fairly bright - if Venus is out in the South-western sky tonight, then it was almost that bright. Color was definitely light yellow and green, with maybe a tint of blue and white - Included because I don't think it stayed the same color start to finish. 3. No trail, sparks, fragmentation, or noise associated. This isn't my first fireball - I once saw and heard a vivid purple one back in Armada, MI, so I know what the noise associated with one sounds like (sounds like bacon grease sizzling, or sometimes a woosh-like sound). Good Luck - I'd love to hear if anyone manages to find this one.
Address Shelby Township, MI
Latitude 42° 37' 44.26'' N (42.628962°)
Longitude 83° 3' 56.68'' W (-83.065745°)
Elevation 207.563538m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2013-12-28 18:00 EST
UT Date & Time 2013-12-28 23:00 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From left to right
Descent Angle 90°
Facing azimuth 249.77°
First azimuth 208.59°
First elevation 64°
Last azimuth 285.61°
Last elevation 37°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -5
Color Light Blue, Green, Light Green, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
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Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
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Terminal flash
Observation No
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Observation No
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