Reports Report 1961cf (Event 1961-2016)

Name Tyler M
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I was looking to the left before turning my car to the right-- I was looking directly below the trail when it appeared and began moving downwards. The trail appeared nearly vertical, tilted only very slightly, so I assume it was traveling almost directly away. The trail disappeared, then a split second later, only a few degrees below the lowest point the trail had occupied, there was a quick and bright blue flash. I'm not sure how accurate my use of this website's brightness slider is; it seemed very bright at the time, but it's hard to think about how it would have appeared in the daytime compared to the moon in the daytime. It could have been brighter then I reported with the slider.
Address Bridgeton, MO
Latitude 38° 44' 32.7'' N (38.742416°)
Longitude 90° 24' 31.86'' W (-90.408851°)
Elevation 183.008m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-06-06 11:44 CDT
UT Date & Time 2016-06-06 16:44 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 178°
Facing azimuth 337.51°
First azimuth 337.33°
First elevation 39°
Last azimuth 338.12°
Last elevation 23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Light Blue, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks The flash was light blue. It occurred a split second after the light yellow streak disappeared, in the same direction the streak had been heading, just a little further on.
Observation No
Remarks -