Reports Report 1969r (Event 1969-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1969-2014
Observer
NameJohn S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was out of the blue. It was 8:15pm aug 28. Still pretty light out but getting dark. My fiancé was standing, talking to me as I was sitting on my deck out back of our row house facing east. As I looked at her talking to me a softball sized ball flew passed the top of her head and over the horizon of the row homes out back. It was white hot with a yellow-orange glow around it. The tail looked like it was on fire with smoke around it then it suddenly disappeared over the horizon of the homes in front of me. By the time she turned around there was nothing. So it was only 1-2 seconds. But spectacular. Never saw anything like it.
Location
AddressPhiladelphia, PA
Latitude40° 2' 1.37'' N (40.03°)
Longitude 75° 2' 27.19'' W (-75.04°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-08-28 08:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2014-08-28 12:15 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth90°
First azimuth90°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth270°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length15°
RemarksFire inside the smoke. With smoke around it the suddenly disappeared.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-