Reports Report 1297s (Event 1297-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1297-2017
Observer
NameMichele P
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis is the second significant sighting I've had in my life. The first appeared in the same part of the sky in the same town in the mid 1980's. It was very large, bright white and yellow, with large yellow balls following in the tail. I thought it was an airplane on fire plummeting to earth. It lasted 5 or more seconds and I did not see any final burst. I watched it go from the southwest sky to the north west sky - it was spectacular. The glowing green ball I saw the morning of 4-9-2017 was much smaller - very bright green. It almost appeared to come at me as a ball before I saw it's tail. It was moving from the south west to the north west also. A great sighting!
Location
AddressLouisville, KY
Latitude38° 15' 7'' N (38.25°)
Longitude 85° 37' 56.29'' W (-85.63°)
Elevation159.38m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-04-09 01:52 EDT
UT Date & Time2017-04-09 05:52 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle79°
Moving
Facing azimuth300.94°
First azimuth305.92°
First elevation-
Last azimuth338.13°
Last elevation56°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length45°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksa large green ball coming at me and then a green tail arching about 45 degrees then a burst of greenish yellow then nothing
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarkslike the final burst of a firework greenish yellow then nothing