Reports Report 1961cw (Event 1961-2016)

Name Bobby R
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks After seeing the trajectory it was clear that the object should have impacted within 5 to 10 square miles based on the angle of the descent so we searched a five square-mile area looking for smoke and found nothing
Address Smithville, MO
Latitude 39° 26' 44.76'' N (39.445767°)
Longitude 94° 31' 24.93'' W (-94.523591°)
Elevation 290.494m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-06-06 11:00 CDT
UT Date & Time 2016-06-06 16:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 32°
Facing azimuth 64.16°
First azimuth 68.45°
First elevation 33°
Last azimuth 55.15°
Last elevation 13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -
Color Green, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 15°
Remarks It was a glowing trail that was initially bright and defined and trailed off into a short smoke trail long and the green illumination like burning metal
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -