Reports Report 4714a (Event 4714-2018)

Name David M
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks The object I viewed actually looked like a bright yellow ball with a burning flame trailing. I live in a village and my neighbor's house/tree was the lower limit of sighting which lasted about 1 second. I estimate the general direction from my position was due South to SSE. It seemed to be either fairly close or very large if more distant. I waited about 30 seconds for a sound but heard no report. The burning object's relative size compared to my neighbor's house/tree (aprox. 45 to 55 feet LOS) was between marble and golf ball. This was not what I usually observe as a "falling star" during a meteor shower.
Address Shortsville, NY
Latitude 42° 57' 22.25'' N (42.95618°)
Longitude 77° 13' 21.52'' W (-77.222645°)
Elevation 191.198m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-11-07 19:20 EST
UT Date & Time 2018-11-08 00:20 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 193°
Facing azimuth 165°
First azimuth 170°
First elevation 73°
Last azimuth 155°
Last elevation 39°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -23
Color Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
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Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
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