Reports Report 1669i (Event 1669-2017)

Observer
Name Jeff S
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks Because off the light being emitted, I saw the shape of the object. The front was horseshoe shaped with the two points forward. there was a hollowed area between them that had more of a shadow (less light) in it. It seemed to be at a low altitude. The way the trail was coming off of it (very billowing and jagged) made me expect a vaporization or fracturing. I couldn't believe the detail I could see when it was directly overhead for 1-2 seconds. Very cool. PS Can you email a copy of my report? Thanks for your website!
Location
Address Orange, MA
Latitude 42° 36' 7.43'' N (42.602064°)
Longitude 72° 20' 1.02'' W (-72.333616°)
Elevation 172.512m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-05-15 21:45 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-05-16 01:45 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Direction
Moving direction From right to left
Descent Angle 270°
Moving
Facing azimuth 175°
First azimuth 285.57°
First elevation 80°
Last azimuth 71.92°
Last elevation 75°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -8
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 70°
Remarks smoke trail coming off two points the front. very jagged edges of the trail.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation No
Remarks -