Reports Report 3837aj (Event 3837-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3837-2017
Observer
NameGavin K
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt just looked like a large(about the size of the moon in the sky, maybe a little smaller), bright yellow teardrop going really fast, kinda looked like a rocket exhaust, but with a very small (maybe 3 times it's length) smoke trail that quickly disappeared. I was driving when I saw it so I'm not super certain about the time, and I had my radio too high to hear anything, I think.But holy crap that was cool! I have never seen anything like this before. I was just driving home from school. If my boss hadn't changed my schedule, I never would have seen it! I wish I had a dashcam.
Location
AddressEast Greenwich, RI
Latitude41° 33' 32.34'' N (41.56°)
Longitude 71° 29' 21.36'' W (-71.49°)
Elevation27.84m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-10-18 15:03 EDT
UT Date & Time2017-10-18 19:03 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle110°
Moving
Facing azimuth183.41°
First azimuth171.7°
First elevation26°
Last azimuth189.8°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
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Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
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Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
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