Reports Report 7611eg (Event 7611-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 7611-2021
NameAnne H
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI was driving in late afternoon and saw this phenomenon up in the air ahead of me. The sun was going down behind me, and there was a half moon already up in the sky in the same direction I was looking. The thing I observed looked like a star on fire, going horizontal across the sky, above the tree line and very close. The point where it disappeared was above a river. The whole thing was all the same color… fiery white-ish, like how a star looks at night, but with a flaring train behind it. And it was still light out. The whole object/train was definitely way brighter than the half moon behind it in the distant sky. Also, I didn’t understand the question about how long the train was in degrees… if I had to guess in yards, I would say 50-100, but it was hard to tell as I don’t know how far away it was. The train was pretty short, did not extend far across my field of view.
AddressBirdsboro, PA
Latitude40° 18' 30.91'' N (40.31°)
Longitude 75° 54' 23.19'' W (-75.91°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-11-13 16:29 EST
UT Date & Time2021-11-13 21:29 UT
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle89°
Facing azimuth110°
First azimuth110°
First elevation32°
Last azimuth125°
Last elevation31°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorLight Yellow, White, silvery starry white fire
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
RemarksThe train looked exactly like the beginning of the object but had fire-y motion to it. Before the beginning part disappeared, I saw flares of the fiery part break off.
Terminal flash
RemarksAt the end of the 1-2 seconds that I saw this, the beginning portion broke away from the fiery flare behind it, but both were still glowing like white fire, like a bright star with fire behind it.