Reports Report 4480ds (Event 4480-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4480-2020
Observer
NameKim B
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI have never seen anything like this before! We were taking a walk tonight and then there was this burning object going across the sky and we looked up... it scared us for a minute. It had an orange fireball in the front and as the tail continued it looked green! I wasn't sure what we even saw! I am still amazed!
Location
AddressBath, NY
Latitude42° 19' 59.4'' N (42.33°)
Longitude 77° 18' 40.42'' W (-77.31°)
Elevation334.77m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-08-18 22:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-08-19 02:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle96°
Moving
Facing azimuth185.71°
First azimuth188.87°
First elevation18°
Last azimuth273.84°
Last elevation19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorOrange with a green tail
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarkslike it blew up like a huge explosive light burst
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksthere were smaller particals you could see in the tail area after the light burst happened