Reports Report 4480co (Event 4480-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4480-2020
Observer
NameDaniel K
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt was absolutely spectacular. It was so huge that it looked like it was close to us even though we could not hear anything. There was significant light pollution in our neighborhood and it was still as bright and exciting as a firework.The enormity of it was just incredible.
Location
AddressEndicott, NY
Latitude42° 7' 34.24'' N (42.13°)
Longitude 76° 1' 53.49'' W (-76.03°)
Elevation306.02m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-08-18 22:05 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-08-19 02:05 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle96°
Moving
Facing azimuth220°
First azimuth220°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth270°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-23
ColorRed, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length40°
RemarksBright, burning, particulate. Everything was just burning. It was incredible.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksWe saw it break apart near the end of its travel; the pieces continued burning as the meteor burned up. Then it went dark. No explosion or noise.