Reports Report 4535b (Event 4535-2017)

Name Lance H
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks It wasn't quite as big as a lot of what I'm seeing on the main page, but it was BRIGHT. It was almost straight up above me, and it came from the east. I happened to be looking up for an astronomy class assignment, and the ball appeared and disappeared within my field of view. It didn't disappear over the trees or anything. I listed the time as 12:10, but that's only an estimate. But it definitely wasn't earlier than midnight.
Address Orange Park, FL
Latitude 30° 10' 37.52'' N (30.17709°)
Longitude 81° 45' 12.26'' W (-81.753406°)
Elevation 16.072m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-20 00:10 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-20 05:10 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 265°
Facing azimuth 359.28°
First azimuth 1.08°
First elevation 80°
Last azimuth 354.43°
Last elevation 80°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks I saw pieces burning off of the main "ball", so that the entire thing looked similar to a flare. Regarding a persistent train, I saw a trail of smoke that disappeared almost immediately after the main ball disappeared.