Reports Report 2070eg (Event 2070-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2070-2019
NameTaylor G
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI have never seen a meteor or “fireball” before and I hope that my observation and data provided was helpful! I have taken a an astronomy course in college (majored in biology and chemistry) and I like to keep an open mind and look at all the info before jumping to conclusions. Since we live on a lake it would be reasonable to include fireworks as a potential suspect but the time of year, lack of noise, and the trajectory did not fit in my opinion! I hope that there are more observations because I would love to know more about what I saw! Thank you.
AddressElkhart, IN
Latitude41° 44' 49.4'' N (41.75°)
Longitude 85° 57' 54.71'' W (-85.97°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-05-11 00:20 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-05-11 04:20 UT
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle261°
Facing azimuth275.69°
First azimuth304.52°
First elevation63°
Last azimuth250.19°
Last elevation57°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorDark Green, Green, Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
Terminal flash
RemarksBegan as a singular, linear, traveling bright light (primarily green with yellow at the end) and then spread into many smaller green lights that looked like fragments before it dissipated. The way it dispersed and dissipated reminded me of a firework but there was no sound and the trajectory made no sense as it would have had to of been lit from the center of the lake from a very high point to travel at the angle that I viewed. Also there were no boats out on the lake at the time of viewing. The event was very brief but lit up my whole living room at first-which was what caught my attention and me look out the window. I am not sure if my data I entered for the trajectory was entered right so if it helps-just before they dissipated, I could see the moon behind the green lights and it was slightly above the line that they traveled on. I was on a second floor with picture windows facing the north (initial sighting) and west (final sighting). The green light may have been higher on the horizon than the moon initially but it was clearly below the moon before it disappeared.