Reports Report 27ak (Event 27-2021)

Name Tracey J
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks At first glance, I was about to tell my son to look at the shooting star. Before I could get a word out, the 'shooting star' appeared to grow dramatically in size as though it was coming toward me at a high rate of speed. What first appeared as a shooting star, bright light with a trail behind it, transformed into a huge glowing green, sideways, tear drop shaped light with a distinct dark orange round center. I had just exited the highway and this thing traveled through the sky and seemed to disappear on the other side of the the highway. This light was so big, bright, and distinct, I felt like it could have hit the ground a block away. I have never seen anything even remotely like this. I was speechless as the image and beauty of this sighting was ingrained into brain. Amazing.
Address Waterbury, CT
Latitude 41° 32' 24.69'' N (41.540191°)
Longitude 73° 2' 37.98'' W (-73.043884°)
Elevation 88.713615m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2021-01-04 18:03 EST
UT Date & Time 2021-01-04 23:03 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 250°
Facing azimuth 290.67°
First azimuth 299.95°
First elevation
Last azimuth 284.93°
Last elevation 15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Light Green, Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 30°
Remarks A glowing green train the same color as the glowing green surrounding an orange center. The glow surrounded the center and tapered down to a point at the end
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -