Reports Report 2611bg (Event 2611-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2611-2018
Observer
NameVikki B
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt was big, bright, and beautiful. Traveled on a course that was not on a big vertical angle, first noted in southern sky and seemingly coming from the SE, moving toward the west. I had time only to spitter my boyfriends one syllable name three times, he looked up, saw it for a split second, and it was gone...hence my estimate of 2-4ish seconds. It was so seemingly low in the sky it almost seemed it must be man made but it given the trajectory, silence, and sudden onse it seemed less likely as I digested the experience. How amazing!
Location
AddressGainesville, FL
Latitude29° 39' 58.82'' N (29.67°)
Longitude 82° 23' 31.16'' W (-82.39°)
Elevation48.22m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-07-23 21:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2018-07-24 01:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle96°
Moving
Facing azimuth202°
First azimuth157.38°
First elevation31°
Last azimuth275.25°
Last elevation17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorBlue head, white/yellow ball, tail
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration3s
Length30°
RemarksSmoke train, faded out quickly
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-