Reports Report 7594a (Event 7594-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 7594-2020
Observer
NameBen D
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt glided in a straight line until it disappeared. It lasted about 5 seconds within my view, likely longer if it entered the atmosphere behind me, which I am sure it did based on how bright it was when we first saw it. It was me and one other person. I’ve potentially only saw half the event. I thought it was a plane at first because it moved so smoothly, but it was incredibly fast, there was no flashing or blinking, and the trail was a dead-giveaway. It was breathtaking.
Location
AddressMilwaukee, WI
Latitude43° 3' 9.87'' N (43.05°)
Longitude 87° 53' 15.3'' W (-87.89°)
Elevation179.21m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-12-10 20:20 CST
UT Date & Time2020-12-11 02:20 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle208°
Moving
Facing azimuth50.93°
First azimuth61.2°
First elevation90°
Last azimuth50.31°
Last elevation40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
RemarksIt was a smooth gradient of bronze that trailed from a light yellow orb. The trail did not have any noticeable smoke. The length of the trail was about twice the size of the moon at its longest when it was above us, and about half the size of the moon when it was far and faded away.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-