Reports Report 5450mh (Event 5450-2017)

Observer
Name Nicholas Y
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks brief strobe flash got our attention, followed by faint trail, which flared up at the end of path. Did not reach the horizon
Location
Address Deposit, NY
Latitude 42° 2' 50.47'' N (42.047352°)
Longitude 75° 27' 9.77'' W (-75.452714°)
Elevation 317.66m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-26 17:52 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-26 22:52 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Direction
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 169°
Moving
Facing azimuth 37.2°
First azimuth 31.12°
First elevation 62°
Last azimuth 38.55°
Last elevation 18°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Faint flash like a strobe high up for split second then faint bluish trail first 2/3 path then last 1/3 very bright Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks appeared initially as momentary strobe-like light, then a dark trail, then brightened to a flash for one or two seconds
Fragmentation
Observation No
Remarks -