Reports Report 3582h (Event 3582-2017)

Name Amy F
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This was not a typical meteor observance. This was clearly something that came into our atmosphere. It came down, and did not just scratch the surface of our atmosphere. It was small. I was with a friend and we thought at first it looked like a large, very bright Roman candle. However, it didn’t arc up and then down like such. We couldn’t see where it actually started because it came out of a very large dark cloud.
Address Rangeley, ME
Latitude 44° 57' 53.82'' N (44.964949°)
Longitude 70° 46' 21.27'' W (-70.772576°)
Elevation 468.068m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-05 22:23 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-06 02:23 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 123°
Facing azimuth 274.8°
First azimuth 276.17°
First elevation 53°
Last azimuth 299.63°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks I had my truck running but there was no sound
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length 50°
Remarks A glowing train, change in color from a golden yellow to white
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks It came out from behind a cloud
Observation No
Remarks -