Reports Report 4918b (Event 4918-2017)

Name Shawn S
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks It was the first time I've ever seen anything like this. I've seen meteor shower and such, but this was straight down from the sky with no angles. It was absolutely amazing to witness.
Address Whitestown, IN
Latitude 40° 3' 17.47'' N (40.054852°)
Longitude 86° 20' 45.38'' W (-86.345938°)
Elevation 288.216m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-05 18:50 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-05 23:50 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up to down
Descent Angle 180°
Facing azimuth 270.58°
First azimuth 273.82°
First elevation 29°
Last azimuth 273.69°
Last elevation -
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -28
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 20°
Remarks It was initially white with highlights of reddish and blue/purple colors
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -