Reports Report 234n (Event 234-2023)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 234-2023
NameJoseph M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was driving north. This appeared to be nearly a direct path towards the ground, it was not shallow, and it was bloody fast. Lasted about 3-4 seconds, long enough for me to a yell two-word expletive over an ongoing phone call. It left an after image / retina burn like looking into a headlight. It was *brighter* than the oncoming car's headlights, but not bright enough to cast shadows. I am unsure if it was big and far or small and close. Due to driving + after image, I'm unsure if it broke apart. It dimmed after the bright flash and I did see a smaller glowing dot continue down. Brightness was sort of like ---------(())- - - -, with spacing of - being consistency of the trail and () being the flash. It looked like it made it to the ground but it could of just been remains vaporizing I guess.I said the main flash was slightly brighter than a full moon. Best I can say really is it was brighter than a firework but not as bright as the sun. Looked like a magnesium fireball that might have been a bollide.I'd like someone to reach out to me if this was caught on any cameras or if any sensors picked it up. My fiance who was on the phone at the time refuses to believe me.
AddressCantonment, FL
Latitude30° 32' 20.98'' N (30.54°)
Longitude 87° 18' 46.55'' W (-87.31°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2023-01-13 20:00 CST
UT Date & Time2023-01-14 02:00 UT
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle171°
Facing azimuth0.49°
First azimuth352.81°
First elevation74°
Last azimuth0.48°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorLight Blue, Green, Light Green, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
Terminal flash
RemarksStarted out bright green and got extremely bright light green/blue/yellow in a flash. It was bright enough that it left after-glow in my retina, because i happened to be staring right at it, but not bright enough to light up the area. Unsure of fragmentation or sound, I was driving. Unsure of trails, to quick and bright.