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Name Floyd C
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks Apparent direction of travel NE to SW. Note: by my map I thought I was 38 deg, 26' 45", which may differ from your digital auto calc #, though my 123 deg, 05' closely matches your 123 deg, 0555'.
Address Duncans Mills, CA
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Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-07-14 22:40 ?
UT Date & Time 2017-07-15 06:40 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 253°
Facing azimuth 327.79°
First azimuth 317.71°
First elevation 55°
Last azimuth 300.23°
Last elevation 50°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color White dappled smoke tube - Note, I was in 50 ft gap in trees, so only saw for distance = bt thumb & pinki tips of outstretched hand, tube was diameter of pencil & 2s length in outstretched hand; dark enough Milky Way was approx 40% visible.
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
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Delayed Sound
Observation No
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Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 30°
Remarks Dappled white tube, diameter of pencil in outstretched hand. I was in 50 ft gap in deciduous trees with canopies, so could not see beginning or ending, only abt + 2 pencil lengths in outstretched hand. Streaked across gap in less or = 2 secs, not nearly as fast as shooting star, and then quickly dissipated in the dark night sky. Was dark enough could make out 40% of brightness of Milky Way about. Note, from my angle it started just east of Polaris and ended up in the center of the bucket ladle of Ursa Major. So, it could have been longer. If there was a terminal flash, didn't notice, but forest +50 ft that direction.
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
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Observation Unknown
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