Reports Report 2070bc (Event 2070-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2070-2019
Observer
NameJay H
Experience Level2/5
RemarksLooked up from my phone because I initially thought someone was pulling in the driveway at 1230am with their brights on. It didn't pass directly overhead, but my backyard and the deck I was sitting on were illuminated throughout the event. My first thought was honestly a flairgun, until I saw its direction and its speed. Absolutely incredible.
Location
AddressByron Center, MI
Latitude42° 50' 40.47'' N (42.84°)
Longitude 85° 44' 4.87'' W (-85.73°)
Elevation211.44m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-05-11 00:30 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-05-11 04:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle236°
Moving
Facing azimuth224.43°
First azimuth269.3°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth207.08°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks3-5 Smaller lights behind the brighter/larger leading one