Reports Report 3490s (Event 3490-2017)

Name Don H
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I was sitting on my second floor balcony with my back to the house, facing southwest. It was twilight, just the glow of the sunset, clear sky, the sky still blue not dark yet. I was having a snack, tipped my head back for a bite and saw an orb the size of a baseball, maybe softball size that was white surrounding it and the center of it a green color that trailed slightly behind it and then the white trail line behind it all. It came directly behind me from over the house, so I didn't see it coming, that would be from the northeast, seem flat on top of me, parallel to the earth surface, honestly seemed like it was just above the treetops. I'm up high in the neighbor hood and have a good view but I didn't see it continue into the horizon, it was so fast it was just gone. It almost looked like someone shot a firework level. Never saw anything like this!
Address Oakland, NJ
Latitude 41° 1' 11.9'' N (41.019971°)
Longitude 74° 14' 27.38'' W (-74.24094°)
Elevation 102.191m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-09-29 18:55 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-09-29 22:55 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 89°
Facing azimuth 227.07°
First azimuth 228.64°
First elevation 15°
Last azimuth 238.31°
Last elevation 15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -24
Color Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -