Reports Report 1687m (Event 1687-2017)

Name Christie B
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks Literally caught us off guard. The strobe flashing happened first followed by a moving ball. It came down from sky, moved for a sec. Or two, then seemed to go back up towards sky! Resebled lightning flash brightness and sound came almost a min. Later. Very curious on what we saw
Address Willis, TX
Latitude 30° 24' 38.16'' N (30.410599°)
Longitude 95° 24' 51.52'' W (-95.414312°)
Elevation 75.942m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-05-18 23:42 CDT
UT Date & Time 2017-05-19 04:42 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 75°
Facing azimuth 189.04°
First azimuth 189.61°
First elevation 90°
Last azimuth 153.9°
Last elevation 70°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -28
Color Orange, Light Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks Similar to thunder
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Looked like a strobe light in sky
Observation Unknown
Remarks -