Reports Report 3501bk (Event 3501-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3501-2017
Observer
NameDouglas M
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThe size was very large and it was moving very fast. The view was from below a mountain line so I was unable to see when it ended. The backlight was from the unset and it was brighter than the sky as well as all surrounding city lights. It was viewable from i79 north just past the airport.
Location
AddressCharleston, WV
Latitude38° 22' 8.73'' N (38.37°)
Longitude 81° 36' 31.72'' W (-81.61°)
Elevation186.33m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-09-30 19:45 EDT
UT Date & Time2017-09-30 23:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle176°
Moving
Facing azimuth70°
First azimuth75°
First elevation89°
Last azimuth78°
Last elevation17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-14
ColorLight Blue, Light Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
RemarksIt was a glowing train, it had a bright white that faded into a green and a light blue. It was very fast moving.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-