Reports Report 1998l (Event 1998-2017)

Name Dan R
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks -
Address Hillsville, VA
Latitude 36° 51' 27.74'' N (36.857706°)
Longitude 80° 46' 24.24'' W (-80.773401°)
Elevation 662.479m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-06-17 22:47 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-06-18 02:47 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 98°
Facing azimuth 339.72°
First azimuth 333.06°
First elevation 55°
Last azimuth 355.51°
Last elevation 51°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -24
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks 7 people were together looking at the dark sky and observing a large quantity of lightening bugs in a very rural area. Suddenly there was a bright flash and there was a 1 to 2 second trail of orange light in an easterly direction. All 7 of us saw the bright flash and saw the trail. It seemed like someone flipped on a light in a dark room. It only lasted about 2 seconds.
Observation Unknown
Remarks -