Reports Report 2070an (Event 2070-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2070-2019
Observer
NameAmy S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThe meteor came from behind me while I was driving. I saw flashing in the trees that was too high and bright for my headlights. When I looked up, I initially thought a plane was about to crash in front of me. Then I realized it was a meteor. It lasted a long time, and took my breath away. It faded into a trail of sparks as it disappeared. It was amazing to witness and left me with goosebumps...
Location
AddressCoopersville, MI
Latitude43° 4' 37.91'' N (43.08°)
Longitude 85° 54' 24.51'' W (-85.91°)
Elevation207.62m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-05-11 00:48 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-05-11 04:48 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle243°
Moving
Facing azimuth202.4°
First azimuth267.16°
First elevation79°
Last azimuth199.27°
Last elevation22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorLight Blue, Green, Light Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThere was a trail of Sparks that faded as it disappeared