Reports Report 1337hl (Event 1337-2017)

Name Jeff F
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks My first view appeared as a large shooting star, but it didn't burn out right away- it kept going. As it moved eastward it seemed to become larger as it approached. It passed through my field of vision and moved behind some trees, so I moved east to try to find it again. After I went about 15-20 feet, I saw it again before it disappeared over the horizon. Visually it first looked like a shooting star but as it kept getting closer and larger, I could see the tail of Sparks and then even flames, it seemed, as it passed at it closest point. I was expecting it to fade, burn out, or explode but it just kept traveling. I have never seen anything like it.
Address Black Mountain, NC
Latitude 35° 38' 14.78'' N (35.63744°)
Longitude 82° 21' 54.44'' W (-82.365122°)
Elevation 809.989m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-12 20:47 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-13 00:47 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 259°
Facing azimuth 160°
First azimuth 187.32°
First elevation 33°
Last azimuth 98.37°
Last elevation 19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -
Color Light yellow changing to Yellow. I have red- green color blindness.
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -