Reports Report 1561ach (Event 1561-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1561-2019
Observer
NameAlan C
Experience Level4/5
RemarksTime was 06:50 Eastern Time. I confirmed accuracy of the time on my cell phone with Universal Time (to the second) on two different Internet web sites. Fireball was seen over 10 seconds. Very slow and persistent. No observable fragmentation. A steady short fiery trail seemed to be behind it. I observed it through a cirrus cloud layer. Green and bright. I lost sight of it when it reached a thicker cirrus cloud. Sighting was SSE to SE, roughly. Heading toward the sunrise. Quite conceivable for the object to have been physically over the NC-SC border area. I have been an avid amateur astronomer and observer of the skies all my life. I am now 67. Farsighted. Use only reading glasses. Over 10 years military time working on aircraft. 456 skydiving parachute jumps. Very fortunate to be in the right place at the right time.
Location
AddressHigh Point, NC
Latitude35° 56' 39.85'' N (35.94°)
Longitude 80° 0' 58.77'' W (-80.02°)
Elevation277.07m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-04-04 06:50 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-04-04 10:50 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle262°
Moving
Facing azimuth154.84°
First azimuth161.66°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth122.03°
Last elevation22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-