Reports Report 5450lj (Event 5450-2017)

Name Chuck M
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks The time and the duration are approximate, but it was dark around dinner time. I was out walking my dog and happened to to up the hill toward the road (route 206) and caught sight of a ball with a tail flash across the sky. Totally surprised me! At first I thought it might be someone setting off fireworks, but there was no sound and no second event. I waited a few moments to see if another ball would follow, but nothing.
Address Washington, ME
Latitude 44° 16' 1.05'' N (44.266958°)
Longitude 69° 26' 3.71'' W (-69.434365°)
Elevation 85.749m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-26 18:00 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-26 23:00 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 99°
Facing azimuth 292.31°
First azimuth 292.22°
First elevation 46°
Last azimuth 302.47°
Last elevation 27°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 12°
Remarks A smoke trail that reminded me of fireworks or a tracer, but no sound
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -