Reports Report 3600d (Event 3600-2017)

Name Geoff M
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks To give you an idea of timing, I was facing the opposite way, my girlfriend remarked that she saw .. something.. I had time to turn around and observe it travelling across the sky. Again, far faster than a satellite (ie ISS), slower than a typical meteor. My assumption was that it was a de-orbiting satellite
Address Toronto, Ontario (CA)
Latitude 43° 53' 57.73'' N (43.89937°)
Longitude 80° 7' 19.64'' W (-80.122122°)
Elevation 470.113m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-07 20:29 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-08 00:29 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 271°
Facing azimuth 123.77°
First azimuth 130.81°
First elevation 34°
Last azimuth 93.14°
Last elevation 27°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -9
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks This was far faster than a satellite but much slower than the typical meteor i've seen (astronomer).. My guess is it was space junk re-entering. It was large and fuzzy where I assume it had fragmented into several pieces, but not incredibly bright.