Reports Report 245r (Event 245-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 245-2015
Observer
NameTROI N
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis object was moving very fast at a very steep trajectory. It was intensely clear, and the colors were very obvious. Shiny chrome was definitely part of the ball, as if sunlight were reflecting off of it. The ball was surrounded by intense white light with bright, fluorescent green trailing from the base into the front of the tail which was white at the tip. I was driving my car on the freeway and had enough time to get a good look at it. It was coming in too steep and fast to be a plane. The tail was very long, mostly bright white, and came to a sharp point at the end. The tail trailed behind the ball in a sharp, stretched triangular shape. The only reason I could no longer see it was because I turned onto the Acalanes exit and my line of sight went behind a group of trees.
Location
AddressLafayette, CA
Latitude37° 53' 30.35'' N (37.89°)
Longitude 122° 9' 5.07'' W (-122.15°)
Elevation135.46m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-01-31 12:48 PST
UT Date & Time2015-01-31 20:48 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle114°
Moving
Facing azimuth281.75°
First azimuth281.84°
First elevation-
Last azimuth-
Last elevation26°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-28
ColorGreen, White, shiny metallic chrome
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-