Reports Report 9493a (Event 9493-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 9493-2022
Observer
NameMelissa S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksWas driving west on 94 heading home towards Maple Grove when my husband and I noticed a very bright green ball that was trailed with a white tail. It was dropping out of the sky, causing me to brake since I wasn’t sure what I was looking at and what this green light was. Very unusual sight to see as I have never seen a fireball like this before. My husband had seen one once before and he remarked how big this one was. Very cool to witness.
Location
AddressMaple Grove, MN
Latitude45° 5' 8.95'' N (45.09°)
Longitude 93° 24' 39.58'' W (-93.41°)
Elevation271.18m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-11-26 22:45 CST
UT Date & Time2022-11-27 04:45 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle201°
Moving
Facing azimuth291.21°
First azimuth301.8°
First elevation71°
Last azimuth308.5°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorLight Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length-
RemarksWhite train, glowing
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-