Reports Report 1297s (Event 1297-2017)

Name Michele P
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This is the second significant sighting I've had in my life. The first appeared in the same part of the sky in the same town in the mid 1980's. It was very large, bright white and yellow, with large yellow balls following in the tail. I thought it was an airplane on fire plummeting to earth. It lasted 5 or more seconds and I did not see any final burst. I watched it go from the southwest sky to the north west sky - it was spectacular. The glowing green ball I saw the morning of 4-9-2017 was much smaller - very bright green. It almost appeared to come at me as a ball before I saw it's tail. It was moving from the south west to the north west also. A great sighting!
Address Louisville, KY
Latitude 38° 15' 7'' N (38.251944°)
Longitude 85° 37' 56.29'' W (-85.632304°)
Elevation 159.383m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-09 01:52 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-09 05:52 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 79°
Facing azimuth 300.94°
First azimuth 305.92°
First elevation -
Last azimuth 338.13°
Last elevation 56°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -
Color Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length 45°
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks a large green ball coming at me and then a green tail arching about 45 degrees then a burst of greenish yellow then nothing
Observation Yes
Remarks like the final burst of a firework greenish yellow then nothing