Reports Report 4827bc (Event 4827-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4827-2017
Observer
NameJim C
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI rated it close to being as bright as the sun, not because it lit up the landscape around me like daylight, but because I was looking in that direction when it occurred and saw it directly. it was as bright as looking at LED Headlights on an oncoming car. It hurt my eyes and left a ghost trail across my vision for a minute or two. I kept blinking my eyes to restore my night vision.
Location
AddressHanover, PA
Latitude39° 48' 11.1'' N (39.8°)
Longitude 76° 58' 18.78'' W (-76.97°)
Elevation178.86m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-02 03:07 EST
UT Date & Time2017-12-02 08:07 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle240°
Moving
Facing azimuth13.12°
First azimuth28.85°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth343.97°
Last elevation19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorLight Blue, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration4s
Length
Remarksit was sparkly sort of like when the space shuttle broke up. multiple off shoots as it fell. mainly brilliant blue with pinkish undertones.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksthe first two flashes were brighter than the final but it winked out with a blue fragmenting flash
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksit was blue, silvery white lights very sparkly and brilliant