Reports Report 929ed (Event 929-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 929-2010
Observer
NameJoe
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI have seen fireballs before but never a green one like this. At first it looked like the green of an airport rotating beacon (there are no airports in this area), very bright. Easily visible through the windshield of the car. Then the trail, which at first I thought was image retention, looked like a vavy or snaky tapered smoke trail. It went behind a hill immediately so I could not follow it.
Location
AddressRio, WV
Latitude39° 6' 22.4'' N (39.11°)
Longitude 78° 50' 24.13'' W (-78.84°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-28 19:00 EST
UT Date & Time2010-12-29 00:00 UT
Duration?
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth45°
First azimuth59°
First elevation52°
Last azimuth47°
Last elevation46°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
RemarksThe trail looked like smoke. It wasn\\\'t straight. It \\
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
RemarksIt went behind a hill so I could not tell if there was a flash or fragmentation.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-