Reports Report 5531a (Event 5531-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5531-2017
Observer
NameRobin F
Experience Level1/5
RemarksWe were driving north on 101 in Oregon and saw a bright white light in the sky straight ahead of us at about 50 degrees. It came from slightly east of us and then we could see that it looked like an extra bright and large shooting star as it traveled at a 30 degree drop north west of us. It turned green where the long tail started and then became obscured by tall trees as it left our sight. It lasted about 4-5 seconds. Much longer than a regular “shooting star”. Never saw anything like this before!
Location
AddressCannon Beach, OR
Latitude45° 50' 16.69'' N (45.84°)
Longitude 123° 57' 28.51'' W (-123.96°)
Elevation65.5m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-30 18:30 PST
UT Date & Time2017-12-31 02:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle248°
Moving
Facing azimuth360°
First azimuth10°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth310°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorWhite at first then Blue green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-