Reports Report 4635ak (Event 4635-2016)

Name James B
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Green fireball with trailing flame, traveling approximately straight down. Disappeared behind tree line, no sound or flash when disappeared behind trees..Area where object was observed is sparcely inhabited for at least 20 miles past the St John's River in the direction of state route 192. Flame trail appeared to be nearly 1" fo 1.5" long. Very comparable to the flame we observe from a large rocket launch from Kennedy Space Center (about 25 miles to the N.E. of our location. Similar to the Atlas 5 launch on Saturday evening..(Except of course this was going down, not up.). The object was visible out of a window in the back of our house.
Address Melbourne, FL
Latitude 28° 13' 56.62'' N (28.232395°)
Longitude 80° 45' 6.85'' W (-80.751902°)
Elevation 8.083m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-11-21 23:25 EST
UT Date & Time 2016-11-22 04:25 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 179°
Facing azimuth 246.63°
First azimuth 245.1°
First elevation 30°
Last azimuth 248.18°
Last elevation 10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -19
Color Green
Concurrent Sound
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Delayed Sound
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Persistent train
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Terminal flash
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