Reports Report 4122f (Event 4122-2017)

Name D. B
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks It was beautiful and very large. Coincidental that we were observing moon rising. Since we're in "missile country", we're used to big flashes or fire in the sky, but this was different in scope and location from usual launches from Cape Canaveral.
Address Melbourne Beach, FL
Latitude 28° 4' 27.13'' N (28.074202°)
Longitude 80° 32' 58.38'' W (-80.54955°)
Elevation -10.106m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-03 19:30 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-11-03 23:30 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 196°
Facing azimuth 266.1°
First azimuth 262.34°
First elevation 36°
Last azimuth 274.55°
Last elevation 16°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -14
Color Orange, Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 20°
Remarks glowing train followed ball, reflected over the face of the full moon rising over atlantic ocean
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Dropped toward ground in an arc with a bright tail. Ball flashed out and trail disappeared north (to the left) of the full moon.
Observation No
Remarks -