Reports Report 650h (Event 650-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 650-2012
Observer
NameKelly
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThe location I gave on the map is approximate. We were traveling home in the dark and I really wasn\'t paying attention to where we were. It was very impressive. We were pretty lucky to get to see it! Its green color reminded me of the pictures I\'ve seen of green northern lights.
Location
AddressPleasanton, NE
Latitude40° 53' 26.15'' N (40.89°)
Longitude 99° 5' 5.56'' W (-99.08°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-05-11 21:55 CDT
UT Date & Time2012-05-12 02:55 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth2.86°
First azimuth25.14°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth16.46°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
Colorbright green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksWe saw what appeared to be a bright green airplane flying towards the road in a low position, parallel to the ground, on our right, in an approximate 1:00 position to us. It travelled for an impressive period of time when it suddenly turned a bright white, burned up, and disappeared.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-