Reports Report 3991bh (Event 3991-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3991-2016
Observer
NameD. D
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI had just walked out on my back patio, and when I looked west across the lake I saw a bright green light with a white tail moving very quickly not far above the tree line (approx 60' high), it appeared to be about 1/2 mile away, and was traveling on an angle heading south to slightly southeast, then it disappeared behind trees (approx 20' high), the sighting lasted about 2 seconds. I would think it hit earth, but I did not hear any sounds or see any flashes. At first I thought it was a firework, then after processing what I saw and the fact it was around 5:30 to 5:45 am and no other fireworks were being lit, I realized I witnessed a very Close Encounter of a Meteor. What an Awesome Magical Moment Event!!!!
Location
AddressWest Palm Beach, FL
Latitude26° 48' 21.87'' N (26.81°)
Longitude 80° 3' 58.85'' W (-80.07°)
Elevation1.86m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-10-17 05:45 EDT
UT Date & Time2016-10-17 09:45 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle229°
Moving
Facing azimuth270.97°
First azimuth272.42°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth254.36°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorLight Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-