Reports Report 381bq (Event 381-2015)

Name Patrick B
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks It was so bright, it illuminated the entire neighborhood. I could see shadows from the houses and trees. For a moment I thought it was a helicopter with a flood light, but no sound.
Address Pittsburgh, PA
Latitude 40° 31' 5.26'' N (40.518129°)
Longitude 80° 2' 19.38'' W (-80.038716°)
Elevation 344.199829m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-17 04:42 EST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-17 09:42 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 170°
Facing azimuth 86.12°
First azimuth 262.85°
First elevation 51°
Last azimuth 82.81°
Last elevation 33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -26
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 4s
Length 11°
Remarks Very long. Glowing tail, pixy dust like. White near the beginning, but yellowish near the end.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Just before it disappeared, it looked like it started to fall apart. This is above the horizon.