Reports Report 1616i (Event 1616-2017)

Name jon s
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks at almost midnight there weren't many other cars on the road. Its hard to say how close it really was going 65 miles per hour, but it seemed truly close. between 5 and fifteen miles tops. It was brighter and bigger than I've seen in a while. Bigger than the one that hit out at the top of Fishsprings a couple years ago.
Address Minden, NV
Latitude 39° 0' 35.59'' N (39.009887°)
Longitude 119° 46' 46.32'' W (-119.779533°)
Elevation 1426.932m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-05-07 23:45 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-05-08 06:45 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 155°
Facing azimuth 181.27°
First azimuth 138.7°
First elevation 31°
Last azimuth 160.32°
Last elevation 10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Blue, Light Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks there was a 3 to 4 sec trail and then a greenish blue ball that exploded into a larger blue mass/ball that fell nearly to the ground
Observation Unknown
Remarks -