Reports Report 3638aje (Event 3638-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3638-2014
Observer
NameTony L
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was a surveyor for artillery in the Marine Corps. We did a lot of surveying at night using the stars to carry control from point to point. This was mostly in the California Desert with no extra light sources from cities etc. I have seen many of these during that time but this one was much brighter , larger and lasted much longer. I also have never seen a "flash" or pieces falling at the end of it's travel path like this one previously.
Location
AddressWest Paris, ME
Latitude44° 19' 55.1'' N (44.33°)
Longitude 70° 33' 21.21'' W (-70.56°)
Elevation145.06m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-12-29 18:30 EST
UT Date & Time2014-12-29 23:30 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth238.34°
First azimuth230.79°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth243.54°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorLight Yellow/white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length10°
RemarksMore like a glowing train that also had broken pieces falling off at the end. Like burnt embers from fireworks.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksFlash was towards the end before it disappeared and then "pieces" or glowing embers fell off
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksFlash was towards the end before it disappeared and then "pieces" or glowing embers fell off