Reports Report 2027y (Event 2027-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2027-2020
Observer
NameJ. J
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt was brilliant for only a moment and resembled a rocket going west just above the horizon; I could not make your form work but I was looking south from my south facing front deck, and it was moving from east to west. I have never seen anything like this. Born in 1943, I grew up near McDonald Observatory as a child In far west Texas where the night sky was very visible and attended as many star parties there as possible. I have a degree in science, but not astronomy. I have never seen anything like it before. It was more like a rocket than a "falling star" or any meteor I have ever seen. I am happy to try to describe it further ( still remembering because it was so bright and seemingly well formed, like a rocket - (a flash white with a red/orange tip and a short but very bright tail).
Location
AddressSweet Home, OR
Latitude44° 23' 49.19'' N (44.4°)
Longitude 122° 42' 44.68'' W (-122.71°)
Elevation182.41m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-04-28 20:50 PDT
UT Date & Time2020-04-29 03:50 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle93°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth-
First elevation43°
Last azimuth215.19°
Last elevation42°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-