Reports Report 5311o (Event 5311-2016)

Name Melanie S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks The map is wrong. I live on Beech St in Kenova, WV. The Ohio river is directly across the street from me. The explosion of light was somewhere across the river on the Ohio side, right above the horizon line. This was not lightning.
Address Kenova, WV
Latitude 38° 24' 22.45'' N (38.406235°)
Longitude 82° 33' 52.6'' W (-82.56461°)
Elevation 190.662m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-12-26 21:00 EST
UT Date & Time 2016-12-27 02:00 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 192°
Facing azimuth 27.25°
First azimuth 68.64°
First elevation 13°
Last azimuth 37.16°
Last elevation 10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -19
Color Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks A loud bang, like thunder but shorter
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks A second loud bang
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks We didn't see the actual fire ball, we saw the flash. It was like a very bright light, like lightning, but it was almost as if it came up from the horizon in a half moon shape, the rounded dome upward.
Observation No
Remarks -