Reports Report 4480dw (Event 4480-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4480-2020
Observer
NamePatrick E
Experience Level1/5
RemarksVery brief streak across completely dark night sky, south to north across my forward facing field of vision as I was driving eastbound on I-90 about a mile west of Exit 18 (Sterettania Rd.) I saw very faint green and yellow colors that seemed more akin to a sparkler rather than a traditional fireball. The object was very small with very brief light emission lasting about 5 seconds from moment of visibility to disappearance. Too dark to notice any smoke trail behind it. At first I thought it was some kind of firework discharge, but the angle was across the sky and slightly more downward than straight up like a traditional firework launch. I did not hear or feel any kind of sonic boom with the observation but it was hard to hear anything over the traffic noise plus the vehicle engine noise at top speed as I was driving a tractor-trailer.
Location
AddressErie, PA
Latitude42° 0' 49.49'' N (42.01°)
Longitude 80° 12' 59.25'' W (-80.22°)
Elevation290.22m
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 right to down left
Descent Angle260°
Moving
Facing azimuth69°
First azimuth69°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth60°
Last elevation28°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorLight Green, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-