Reports Report 5450fi (Event 5450-2017)

Name Kerri P
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I couldn't get my exact location or where I saw the object using the maps provided. It was extremely clear and close to me, I watched it fly above the tree tops left to right, almost seemingly shooting into the tree tops near the Whistle Stop Trail, behind the hospital I work at. I've never seen anything like this! It was beautiful!
Address Farmington, ME
Latitude 44° 37' 35.5'' N (44.626529°)
Longitude 70° 9' 54.66'' W (-70.165183°)
Elevation 133.315m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-26 17:50 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-26 22:50 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 98°
Facing azimuth 232.18°
First azimuth 228.29°
First elevation 15°
Last azimuth 301.09°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Orange, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 5s
Length 30°
Remarks Glowing fire tail attached to a fiery ball, steady flowing behind the ball, no smoke, no flickering.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -