Reports Report 5270a (Event 5270-2017)

Name Pierre b
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks This could have been space junk making reentry.
Address Miami Beach, FL
Latitude 25° 46' 49.48'' N (25.78041°)
Longitude 80° 7' 50.38'' W (-80.13066°)
Elevation 1.609m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-14 22:59 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-15 03:59 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 159°
Facing azimuth 277.48°
First azimuth -
First elevation 24°
Last azimuth -
Last elevation 15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -17
Color Yellow Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 5s
Length -
Remarks This object broke up into 4 pieces with 2 leaving glowing trains.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Upon breaking up, 4 fountains of glowing debris came out the top, two of which had lingering glowing trains.