Reports Report 4235hh (Event 4235-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4235-2017
Observer
NameKyle S
Experience Level3/5
Remarks9:17 pm heading north on 74- saw a massive teal green shooting star come from 5:30 to 11:30 over my car and then in front of the car. It was massive, and close. Easily the size of a sofa and only 300 yards away. I saw it go down in a field off to the right side of the roadTail was pronounced and cloudy. Individual ionizing particles would stream past the mean tip end of the tail. Tail was white despite the teal meteor color. No impact vibrations feltPulled off on Kistler road. I saw the meteor about 1 mile south of Kistler road, proceeded to follow 74 hoping to see a brush fire in the cold November air and to spot the impact zone. After about a mile, I figured I passed it and pulled off on Kistler RoadGps says 66.7 miles still to State College. Phone GPS wont load with spotty 4G, cannot define specific location Went back to Germany Ridge Road (still N of where I swe itTeal green orb diAmeter wider than index finger held at arms length. (Several arc sevonds of sky)I was about to enter a slight left bend in 74 when I saw it. No sonic boom or vibration
Location
AddressElliottsburg, PA
Latitude40° 21' 44.12'' N (40.36°)
Longitude 77° 17' 11.03'' W (-77.29°)
Elevation214.28m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-11-10 21:17 EST
UT Date & Time2017-11-11 02:17 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle190°
Moving
Facing azimuth355°
First azimuth
First elevation20°
Last azimuth340°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorLight Green, teal body with pronounced white tail. Glowing white particulate could be seen streaming in the tail's wake
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length15°
RemarksGlowing white and cloudy train with pronounced particulate streaming in the tail's wake. Complete notes I took at time of incident: 9:17 pm heading north on 74- saw a massive teal green shooting star come from 5:30 to 11:30 over my car and then in front of the car. It was massive, and close. Easily the size of a sofa and only 300 yards away. I saw it go down in a field off to the right side of the roadTail was pronounced and cloudy. Individual ionizing particles would stream past the mean tip end of the tail. Tail was white despite the teal meteor color. No impact vibrations feltPulled off on Kistler road. I saw the meteor about 1 mile south of Kistler road, proceeded to follow 74 hoping to see a brush fire in the cold November air and to spot the impact zone. After about a mile, I figured I passed it and pulled off on Kistler RoadGps says 66.7 miles still to State College. Phone GPS wont load with spotty 4G, cannot define specific location Went back to Germany Ridge Road (still N of where I swe itTeal green orb diAmeter wider than index finger held at arms length. (Several arc sevonds of sky)I was about to enter a slight left bend in 74 when I saw it. No sonic boom or vibration
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-