Reports Report 2027bt (Event 2027-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2027-2020
Observer
NameCraig E
Experience Level3/5
RemarksMy wife and I co-witnessed. We happened to be facing the perfect direction, saw it from start to finish. The sun had just set although the sky was still well lit. The flat trajectory and length of arc likely make this a once in a lifetime experience. I've seen several and even one other green one but this was remarkable. I only wish we weren't so awe struck as to have thought to grab our phone and get video, it was so slow and long we would have had time.
Location
AddressMolalla, OR
Latitude45° 3' 12.33'' N (45.05°)
Longitude 122° 39' 55.76'' W (-122.67°)
Elevation119.22m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-04-28 20:43 PDT
UT Date & Time2020-04-29 03:43 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle98°
Moving
Facing azimuth181°
First azimuth147°
First elevation26°
Last azimuth246.64°
Last elevation19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration7s
Length60°
RemarksLight smoke trail which quickly dissipated. It lasted just long enough to re-trace most of the arc back across the sky
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSmall orange fragments broke off the main body during about 30* of the arc. These were all small and burned up in fractions of a second. None left their own trail.