Reports Report 4480dd (Event 4480-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4480-2020
Observer
NameBrittany S
Experience Level4/5
RemarksNever seen one start way out in space and watch it break the atmosphere and go down past my elevation viewing area. My husband had enough time to leave the roofed porch where he was sitting, and average speed, walk out to get visibility. He missed the first half or so of it
Location
AddressBarton, NY
Latitude42° 6' 33.64'' N (42.11°)
Longitude 76° 25' 52.16'' W (-76.43°)
Elevation408.97m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-08-18 21:40 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-08-19 01:40 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle127°
Moving
Facing azimuth223.81°
First azimuth166.05°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth271.19°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorDark Blue, Blue, Light Blue, Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length50°
RemarksGlowing train and smoke trail. Each occurring alongside of the (bright as moon) ball and directly behind of ball. Looked to be 3 to 4 smoke trails surrounding the entire ball as it got BIGGER and BRIGHTER the CLOSER it got. Breaking through the atmosphere was what it appeared, when the multiple trails and glowing trains began.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksBig burst of light and immediately began changing from orange pink color to blue
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSimilar looking to sparks and gas fumes surrounding it