Reports Report 5531a (Event 5531-2017)

Name Robin F
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks We were driving north on 101 in Oregon and saw a bright white light in the sky straight ahead of us at about 50 degrees. It came from slightly east of us and then we could see that it looked like an extra bright and large shooting star as it traveled at a 30 degree drop north west of us. It turned green where the long tail started and then became obscured by tall trees as it left our sight. It lasted about 4-5 seconds. Much longer than a regular “shooting star”. Never saw anything like this before!
Address Cannon Beach, OR
Latitude 45° 50' 16.69'' N (45.83797°)
Longitude 123° 57' 28.51'' W (-123.95792°)
Elevation 65.498m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-30 18:30 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-31 02:30 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 248°
Facing azimuth 360°
First azimuth 10°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 310°
Last elevation 30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color White at first then Blue green
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -