Reports Report 307a (Event 307-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 307-2014
Observer
NamePYLES R
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI am a commercial airline pilot. In western China we noticed this reentry and are curious what it might have been. We were flying at 39,100 feet. I've seen these before, but this one was closer, brighter and lasted longer than anything I've ever witnessed before. It was a night flight allowing for maximum visibility. We both saw the identical display of color, intensity, length of train and duration.
Location
Address (CN)
Latitude44° 10' 20.91'' N (44.17°)
Longitude 86° 44' 56.06'' E (86.75°)
Elevation570.16m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-01-21 20:00 CST
UT Date & Time2014-01-21 12:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth94.25°
First azimuth50.87°
First elevation11°
Last azimuth97.21°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorBlue, Green, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3.5s
Length35°
RemarksGlowing train that was green with blue tint and bright yellow sparkles
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-