Reports Report 1g (Event 1-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1-2018
Observer
Name Robert J
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Horizontal flight path almost due east from our location. Traveling south to north.
Location
Address Merritt Island, FL
Latitude 28° 23' 7.06'' N (28.39°)
Longitude 80° 40' 11.45'' W (-80.67°)
Elevation 1.95m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-31 19:45 EST
UT Date & Time 2018-01-01 00:45 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Direction
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 272°
Moving
Facing azimuth 93.97°
First azimuth 97.43°
First elevation 25°
Last azimuth 83.86°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Orange, Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks Started as a single, broad brush of orange/red streak then broke up into several (3-5) pieces just before going dark - Spectacular sight!