Reports Report 1500f (Event 1500-2017)

Name Robert H
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I was out walking the dog, I am unsure of the exact time, but it was between 12:20 and 12:30 AM. I was walking to the southeast when a bright light flashed behind me. I was like a car flashing headlights or a lightening strike. As I almost jumped to see what it was I turned to my left and a fire ball caught my eye. It was orange/red and disappearEd to the due east.
Address Amherst, VA
Latitude 37° 34' 0.39'' N (37.566776°)
Longitude 79° 4' 5.31'' W (-79.068143°)
Elevation 233.116m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-27 00:23 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-27 04:23 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 92°
Facing azimuth 40.33°
First azimuth 34.11°
First elevation 55°
Last azimuth 36.77°
Last elevation 55°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
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