Reports Report 3837aj (Event 3837-2017)

Name Gavin K
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks It just looked like a large(about the size of the moon in the sky, maybe a little smaller), bright yellow teardrop going really fast, kinda looked like a rocket exhaust, but with a very small (maybe 3 times it's length) smoke trail that quickly disappeared. I was driving when I saw it so I'm not super certain about the time, and I had my radio too high to hear anything, I think. But holy crap that was cool! I have never seen anything like this before. I was just driving home from school. If my boss hadn't changed my schedule, I never would have seen it! I wish I had a dashcam.
Address East Greenwich, RI
Latitude 41° 33' 32.34'' N (41.558982°)
Longitude 71° 29' 21.36'' W (-71.489266°)
Elevation 27.841m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-18 15:03 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-18 19:03 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 110°
Facing azimuth 183.41°
First azimuth 171.7°
First elevation 26°
Last azimuth 189.8°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -
Color Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
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Delayed Sound
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Persistent train
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Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
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