Reports Report 4827bc (Event 4827-2017)

Name Jim C
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I rated it close to being as bright as the sun, not because it lit up the landscape around me like daylight, but because I was looking in that direction when it occurred and saw it directly. it was as bright as looking at LED Headlights on an oncoming car. It hurt my eyes and left a ghost trail across my vision for a minute or two. I kept blinking my eyes to restore my night vision.
Address Hanover, PA
Latitude 39° 48' 11.1'' N (39.803083°)
Longitude 76° 58' 18.78'' W (-76.971883°)
Elevation 178.86m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-02 03:07 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-02 08:07 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 240°
Facing azimuth 13.12°
First azimuth 28.85°
First elevation 40°
Last azimuth 343.97°
Last elevation 19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color Light Blue, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 4s
Remarks it was sparkly sort of like when the space shuttle broke up. multiple off shoots as it fell. mainly brilliant blue with pinkish undertones.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks the first two flashes were brighter than the final but it winked out with a blue fragmenting flash
Observation Yes
Remarks it was blue, silvery white lights very sparkly and brilliant