Reports Report 3415l (Event 3415-2017)

Name Cindy S
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I thought I was looking a helicopter with a search light on it, then i realized it was moving to quickly. When it moved over head, that is when the white light disappeared and a streak of orange was left in the sky, then the embers fell towards the ground. I then thought maybe I should take cover in case debris fell to the ground that is how close the event seemed.
Address Weeki Wachee, FL
Latitude 28° 38' 10.72'' N (28.63631°)
Longitude 82° 32' 24.43'' W (-82.54012°)
Elevation 7.914m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-09-24 22:55 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-09-25 02:55 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 78°
Facing azimuth 206.21°
First azimuth 213.73°
First elevation 51°
Last azimuth 65.66°
Last elevation 44°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -19
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 5s
Length 20°
Remarks the white light disappeared leaving a long line of red glowing embers that drifted down towards the earth
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks -