Reports Report 5450hy (Event 5450-2017)

Name Andrew S
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks It appeared to pass below the horizon and impact the side of the hill just north of the highway. What struck me was that it passed below the horizon and stopped somewhere halfway down the hill. I have seen dozens of "shooting stars" in my time flying at night with the Air Force and this was exactly the same except that it passed below the top of the hill and abruptly went out. On the map you'll see some warehouses north of the hwy and it appeared to land somewhere behind them and maybe halfway up the hill or lower. We just happened to be exiting the highway and it was perfectly in our field of view. Feel free to email if you have any questions. Cheers!
Address Syracuse, NY
Latitude 43° 0' 25.4'' N (43.007055°)
Longitude 76° 7' 48.68'' W (-76.130189°)
Elevation 178.636m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-26 19:00 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-27 00:00 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 190°
Facing azimuth 67.51°
First azimuth 73.28°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 58.53°
Last elevation -
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -9
Color Light Green, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -