Reports Report 267m (Event 267-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 267-2018
Name Laura H
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I thought it was a shooting star but then realized it was too yellow and too close the horizon for any shooting star I had seen before.
Address Lexington, KY
Latitude 38° 2' 58.97'' N (38.05°)
Longitude 84° 31' 24.19'' W (-84.52°)
Elevation 292.72m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-01-19 19:20 EST
UT Date & Time 2018-01-20 00:20 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From left to right
Descent Angle 90°
Facing azimuth 269.62°
First azimuth 271.39°
First elevation 50°
Last azimuth 270.8°
Last elevation 50°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks I saw a streak of yellow moving in the distance, like 2 or 3 miles ahead of me, a straight line in the sky, seemingly moving away from me very, very rapidly ending in a bright flash of brighter yellow for a couple of seconds
Observation No
Remarks -