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Name A. Alan A
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks The fireball was headed almost straight down from my perspective for 10-15 minutes, then it almost suddenly changed its trajectory (still downward, but VERY MUCH less so) so that it was headed eastward. To equate it's trajectory to the "hour hand" as represented on a twelve hour analog clock, the first fifteen minutes the fireball appeared to move in a "5:45" direction downward so slowly that it almost seemed as though it was barely moving at all. Then within less than one to two minutes, it was headed toward a "3:30" position (toward my right, very slightly downward, but much more leveled out in a direction horizontal with the horizon), and moving at a much greater speed until it finally disappeared behind the Olympic Mountains range. It was a pretty amazing sight. I took a series of photos on my iPhone (though your website only allowed me to upload one photo). The sudden change in direction was what astounded me the most. I have no experience with meteors or fireballs, but I am ex-military and have experience with aircraft and missile systems. This sighting was remarkably different from anything I've witnessed before.
Address Seattle, WA
Latitude 47° 33' 46.66'' N (47.56296°)
Longitude 122° 24' 22.72'' W (-122.40631°)
Elevation 7.954m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-06-21 21:25 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-06-22 04:25 UT
Duration >60s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 169°
Facing azimuth 324.96°
First azimuth 303.05°
First elevation 49°
Last azimuth 328.09°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -26
Color Light Green, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
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