Reports Report 5450li (Event 5450-2017)

Name August S
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks Firsts thought that came to mind was a flare, but it was yellow not red. Wondered what it was, assumed it would be a mystery. But then I caught the end of a blurb on WAMC public radio out of Albany NY that mentioned this site and reporting the sighting. Thanks.
Address , NY
Latitude 42° 37' 18.92'' N (42.621923°)
Longitude 73° 26' 50.1'' W (-73.447249°)
Elevation 549.823m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-26 18:00 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-26 23:00 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 181°
Facing azimuth 31°
First azimuth 30°
First elevation 50°
Last azimuth 31°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -9
Color Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks It had a short tail.