Reports Report 4827ak (Event 4827-2017)

Name Pamela G
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks this was an absolutely AMAZING moment in my life that will never be forgotten! Driving home at 3am will never be so exciting!
Address Bay Shore, NY
Latitude 40° 44' 52.93'' N (40.748035°)
Longitude 73° 15' 26.55'' W (-73.257374°)
Elevation 14.555m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-02 03:10 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-02 08:10 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 239°
Facing azimuth 280°
First azimuth 280°
First elevation 52°
Last azimuth 280°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
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Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks We were driving west on a highway with an open sky above. The sky was clear and the moon is nearly full. The object was a flaming ball with a fiery tail that shot across the open sky seeming almost like a plane that was crashing. It seemed so close but then it burned from the inside out, the front end first, then it burnt out entirely before crashing to earth which I was just sure was about to happen.
Observation No
Remarks -