Reports Report 3837ev (Event 3837-2017)

Name Ron C
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks The object was fairly bright and larger and low above the horizon. I initial thought it was a metallic balloon reflecting the sunlight, but it moved horizontally way too fast. I then thought it might have been a plane or drone reflecting the sunlight, but it appears to burn out and completely disappear as it moved horizontally across the sky over a matter of about three seconds. It only moved 3 or 4 inches across the span of my car windshield ( I was stuck in standstill traffic when I witnessed it).
Address , NY
Latitude 40° 47' 12.78'' N (40.786882°)
Longitude 73° 47' 19.55'' W (-73.788764°)
Elevation 6.577m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-18 15:20 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-18 19:20 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From left to right
Descent Angle 90°
Facing azimuth 140°
First azimuth 140°
First elevation 30°
Last azimuth 140°
Last elevation 30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color White
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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