Reports Report 3501bk (Event 3501-2017)

Name Douglas M
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks The size was very large and it was moving very fast. The view was from below a mountain line so I was unable to see when it ended. The backlight was from the unset and it was brighter than the sky as well as all surrounding city lights. It was viewable from i79 north just past the airport.
Address Charleston, WV
Latitude 38° 22' 8.73'' N (38.369093°)
Longitude 81° 36' 31.72'' W (-81.608811°)
Elevation 186.325m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-09-30 19:45 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-09-30 23:45 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 176°
Facing azimuth 70°
First azimuth 75°
First elevation 89°
Last azimuth 78°
Last elevation 17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -14
Color Light Blue, Light Green, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Remarks It was a glowing train, it had a bright white that faded into a green and a light blue. It was very fast moving.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -