Reports Report 1048b (Event 1048-2017)

Name Paul H
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks -
Address Rotonda West, FL
Latitude 29° 1' 52.1'' N (29.031139°)
Longitude 81° 0' 1.17'' W (-81.000324°)
Elevation 9.164m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-03-18 20:19 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-03-19 00:19 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 199°
Facing azimuth 70°
First azimuth 97°
First elevation 64°
Last azimuth 68°
Last elevation 45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 99.99s
Length 10°
Remarks Smoke trail similar to a jet contrail, but was wavy and was thicker
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks I saw small pieces of glowing material falling off of the object as it descended.