Reports Report 4480dk (Event 4480-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4480-2020
Observer
NameAmber K
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThis was the coolest thing I had ever seen! Last month I saw a giant red one fly by my window, too. I'm very happy.
Location
AddressElmira, NY
Latitude42° 7' 46.86'' N (42.13°)
Longitude 76° 48' 56.97'' W (-76.82°)
Elevation265.28m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-08-18 21:45 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-08-19 01:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle98°
Moving
Facing azimuth82.96°
First azimuth18.9°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth84.17°
Last elevation16°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length10°
RemarksIt looked like mini tiny meteors at the end (not attached to the main meteor) that gradually turned into a glow stick that was attached to the actual meteor.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt seemed to get brighter and brighter with each second. it had started out as small and then grew really big and the surrounding yellow fluttered outward. Leaving behind the tiny meteor trail.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was a flickering flash. It didn't go completely dark and then light up again; it was kind of like a slight disruption, a kind of Evanescence. The trail look like a bunch of much smaller meteors that were not attached to the actual meteor. There was a lot of space between them.