Reports Report 1297w (Event 1297-2017)

Name Jordan A
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks Sky was ultra clear and the moon was bright as can be beautiful night I was looking in the sky when I focused on a bright (what looked like a star) or close airplane with lights on coming straight at me (that what I initially thought) but at split second it moved gracefully across sky turning colors for a good 3 seconds. My friend saw it with me. Freaking amazing! Ultimately blowing up at treeline
Address Cincinnati, OH
Latitude 39° 10' 41.84'' N (39.17829°)
Longitude 84° 31' 2.53'' W (-84.517369°)
Elevation 184.13m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-09 02:00 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-09 06:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 99°
Facing azimuth 277.92°
First azimuth 197.8°
First elevation 48°
Last azimuth 279.57°
Last elevation 24°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Dark Green, Green, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Started in sky look just like a star. I was looking right at it at this point. I must have looked at it at just the right point/angle because it then zoomed across sky. A bright star color changing Dark green to bright green to whitish at break up. It seemed to pulse twice at end (it changed speeds) all while throwing a tracer that thickened in end with flash.
Observation Yes
Remarks Disentigration occurred at end with white flash like it was hitting force field. With speed changes it seemed to throw fragments (tracer thickened)