Reports Report 4520d (Event 4520-2017)

Name Brian M
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks My friend witnessed the end of the phenomenon when it flashed behind the tree brightly. It was low enough to the horizon that first I thought it was going to hit the ground. It had a dark colored tail with three lights, horizontally, or was that the trail of the light because it was so bright and moving quickly it was tuff to tell.
Address Tampa, FL
Latitude 28° 1' 18.15'' N (28.021708°)
Longitude 82° 24' 35.07'' W (-82.409741°)
Elevation 6.926m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-19 19:15 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-20 00:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 262°
Facing azimuth 347.68°
First azimuth 20.71°
First elevation 23°
Last azimuth 331.42°
Last elevation 16°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Dark Purple, Purple, Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks The view of the object went behind our tall tree in our yard. The flash was bright enough that it flashed behind the tree like a giant sparkler half the size of the moon but brighter.
Observation No
Remarks -