Reports Report 1981a (Event 1981-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1981-2012
Observer
NameRichard S
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThis was a type of "shooting star" that I have NEVER seen. It was low, and large, with a pronounced "tail". I didn't know WHAT it was. I've seen plenty of "shooting stars" in my life but NOTHING like this. Pretty jarring. Just saw it.
Location
AddressAlbany, NY
Latitude42° 38' 40.63'' N (42.64°)
Longitude 73° 47' 15.31'' W (-73.79°)
Elevation60.21m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-11-25 00:15 EST
UT Date & Time2012-11-25 05:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth78.11°
First azimuth136.72°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth38.71°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks__
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-