Reports Report 4574m (Event 4574-2017)

Name Mellanie L
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I really wish I had known about reporting it at the time it happened. It was during the holiday week and things were a bit crazy. But I can say my time may be off only by minutes because I had just looked at my cell when I had stepped outside. So somewhere around 9:30. And I didn't have to look up high, it seemed to be right at eye gazing level. It was JUST THERE. The one thing I remember the most was how BIG the ball was and how long and bright the tail was. Like every 'drawing' Id ever seen of a comet. It was surreal. I wasn't sure if I had imagined it actually. Sadly, I haven't ever really seen a shooting star so at first this is what I thought it was, but it just seemed HUGE to be a star and defiantly NOT an aircraft. For my 1st experience in seeing anything like this, it was WAY cooler than I could have imagined! Absolutely, beautiful.
Address Dallas, GA
Latitude 33° 55' 12.5'' N (33.92014°)
Longitude 84° 44' 37.54'' W (-84.74376°)
Elevation 316.002m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-22 21:24 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-23 02:24 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 95°
Facing azimuth 150.94°
First azimuth 120.7°
First elevation 49°
Last azimuth 175.49°
Last elevation 38°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color Orange, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 10°
Remarks The train was white and blurred out from line. There was a moment you could see it just after ball was gone but it was quick and may have been my eyes processing what I'd seen.
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -