Reports Report 270af (Event 270-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 270-2017
Observer
NameGeoerge C
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI'm a retired USAF officer and an astronomy enthusiast. The morning was dark, with a faint glow of city lights from Washington DC Metro Area on the cloud deck. The cloud deck was at approximately 5000 feet. I believe the meteor was above the clouds or far away, as there was no reflection visible on the cloud deck. I have never seen a meteor with such a vivid green color -- I reported the sighting to the local police, because I thought it might be a pin flare. That said, the meteor appeared approximately 45 degrees above the horizon -- possibly through a break in the clouds -- and fell slowly to the horizon, taking 2-3 seconds to complete its descent. It disappeared to the south, possibly in the direction of Leesburg, VA or Dulleas International Airport. It was the most impressive fireball I've seen in a decade.
Location
AddressPoolesville, MD
Latitude39° 6' 8.42'' N (39.1°)
Longitude 77° 24' 17.59'' W (-77.4°)
Elevation79.19m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-01-25 04:10 EST
UT Date & Time2017-01-25 09:10 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth205.94°
First azimuth205.43°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth205.26°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-