Reports Report 2313c (Event 2313-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2313-2012
Observer
NameCathy S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt looked like a bright light going across the sky traveling very fast, getting brighter as it went. My son thought it was a shooting star at first, but it lasted longer and then the glowing tail appeared just before it went out of sight.
Location
AddressArcadia, FL
Latitude27° 12' 20.56'' N (27.21°)
Longitude 81° 50' 35.7'' W (-81.84°)
Elevation18.66m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-12-29 22:15 EST
UT Date & Time2012-12-30 03:15 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth181.91°
First azimuth160°
First elevation77°
Last azimuth107.83°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
Colorwhite bright light, then light yellow with a white tail
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length-1°
RemarksThe glowing train or tail appeared towards the end of the episode as it neared the horizon. We lost sight of it because a line of trees along the road blocked our vision.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-