Reports Report 5480bs (Event 5480-2018)

Name Chip C
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I have gone out at night to look at meteor showers before. I also like to look for objects such as the ISS & Shuttle when it flew. This was before it was really dark, and really surprised me because the sky was still somewhat lit (about ~15mins after sunset). It was the brightest I have ever seen, an incredibly bright green, and larger than I had seen during nighttime showers. The light burned much brighter than the ISS, by comparison. I was riding as a passenger in a pickup and it left me stunned all I could say was "Look!" The driver was able to catch a glimpse and saw the color before it burned out. He also commented on the brightness.
Address Wallops Island, VA
Latitude 37° 56' 5.16'' N (37.934768°)
Longitude 75° 28' 13.86'' W (-75.470516°)
Elevation 10.973104m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-10 17:00 EST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-10 22:00 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 242°
Facing azimuth 89.29°
First azimuth 108.05°
First elevation 38°
Last azimuth 84.26°
Last elevation 36°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color 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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