Reports Report 6173ar (Event 6173-2020)

Name Jeff H
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Synopsis, facing south saw bright object appear in sky about two to three stories of house height. Flashed several times in downward trajectory terminating a few degrees above tree height. This would put the object at Greenwood or further south.
Address Indianapolis, IN
Latitude 39° 41' 17.11'' N (39.688087°)
Longitude 86° 10' 13.29'' W (-86.170358°)
Elevation 214.678116m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2020-10-31 19:30 EDT
UT Date & Time 2020-10-31 23:30 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 240°
Facing azimuth 148.67°
First azimuth 154.2°
First elevation 63°
Last azimuth 128.03°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Light Blue
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 5s
Remarks The tail was glowing as the object was crossing downward with the head of trail brighter, then train faded. I do not know how much higher it was in sky since the corner of my house was blocking my full view.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks The object flashed a couple times moving downward then a few degrees above horizon flashed once brightly and disappeared. Did not appear to go any further than slightly above horizon.
Observation No
Remarks -