Reports Report 5531l (Event 5531-2017)

Name Suzanne F
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I have never seen any "meteorite" this close to Earth or flowing/moving in a horizontal (parallel to Earth) line from approx. south to north. Nor have I ever seen one this color. It was awesome. i first saw it's reflection on our metal roof and then looked up to see it passing by. My husband and I were outside in the hot tub.
Address Friday Harbor, WA
Latitude 48° 31' 0.56'' N (48.516822°)
Longitude 122° 58' 53.23'' W (-122.981453°)
Elevation 6.751m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-30 19:00 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-31 03:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 88°
Facing azimuth 278.68°
First azimuth 282.32°
First elevation 21°
Last azimuth 313.79°
Last elevation 21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -11
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks Approx. 30-60 seconds later a very loud echoing boom, unlike any I have ever heard before.
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks There was a very bright orange/yellow trail or tail following the roundish orange/yellow ball.