Reports Report 3837gt (Event 3837-2017)

Name Brett G
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks -
Address New York, NY
Latitude 40° 42' 14.88'' N (40.704132°)
Longitude 74° 0' 21.21'' W (-74.005892°)
Elevation 0.259m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-18 15:10 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-18 19:10 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 92°
Facing azimuth 127.53°
First azimuth 113.53°
First elevation 19°
Last azimuth 153.85°
Last elevation 18°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -25
Color Light Blue
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 15°
Remarks It was a bright white/blue glowing ball with a fairly long trail of light lasting about 3 seconds. It diminished to a streak of smoke lasting about another 2 seconds. The smoke trail quickly dissipated and I was able to faintly see a very small dark object traveling along the same trajectory which eventually disappeared.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks I think there was a bright flash at the very beginning. I feel that's what drew it to my attention.
Observation No
Remarks -