Reports Report 5480be (Event 5480-2018)

Name Howard H
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was about to enter the Pa. turnpike heading SB on 611 when I saw a bright light green tear drop shapped meteor starting from W to E kind of over Center City Phila. It last a long time, was crystal clear. It did not leave a trail of sparks behind and well formed. It was huge compared to other meteors.It lasted a long time which gave anyone who witnessed this event time to comprehend what they were seeing. It reminded me of a welder's Flash. For me it's probly a once in a lifetime observation. I am always looking up at the sky and own a Meade XL90 Telescope.I will be surprised if no one else reported it.
Address Willow Grove, PA
Latitude 40° 10' 25.89'' N (40.173857°)
Longitude 75° 7' 40.56'' W (-75.127933°)
Elevation 84.125435m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-10 16:50 EST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-10 21:50 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 263°
Facing azimuth 130°
First azimuth 200°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 90°
Last elevation 60°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Light Green
Concurrent Sound
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Delayed Sound
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Persistent train
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Terminal flash
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