Reports Report 3097f (Event 3097-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3097-2019
Observer
NameChristina B
Experience Level4/5
RemarksIt was a very bright flash. I was looking at Saturn through my telescope and i thought someone flashed a flashlight on me! I live in very rural setting and I have no light pollution. I am able to see the Milky Way very clearly. The flash was blinding and the smoke trail was straight above me and it had a very weird glow I have never seen before.
Location
AddressSwanton, MD
Latitude39° 28' 14.34'' N (39.47°)
Longitude 79° 8' 15.05'' W (-79.14°)
Elevation628.84m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-07-20 22:44 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-07-21 02:44 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle271°
Moving
Facing azimuth103.02°
First azimuth349.67°
First elevation90°
Last azimuth134.55°
Last elevation90°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorOrange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration30s
Length10°
RemarksIt was long and white and very smoky and it had a weird glow to it. It took a while for it to fully disappear.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-