Reports Report 2077a (Event 2077-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2077-2019
Observer
NameMichael S
Experience Level4/5
RemarksMy wife was also witness. Coming home from astronomy meeting. Initial witnessed circular 1-2 degrees across then turned bright emerald green. Path from first sight to termination was 25 degrees appearing to be heading straight south.
Location
AddressTippecanoe, IN
Latitude41° 13' 50.46'' N (41.23°)
Longitude 86° 6' 16.46'' W (-86.1°)
Elevation238.96m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-03-11 00:45 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-03-11 04:45 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle95°
Moving
Facing azimuth312°
First azimuth325°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth309°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-28
Colorarc weld bright white (thought it was an air plane with lights on) then turned extremely bright emerald green as it separated as a bolide
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksEmerald bolide separating with gold rear particles (wondered if it was space junk)