Reports Report 5441by (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
NameRichard H
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThe initial flash was very bright. This got my attention and a passenger in my car. Someone else here at my work, stated while coming to work, he saw a bright flash behind a hill and thought is was weird as he hadn't thought there was any lightning in the area. It was pretty bright.
Location
Address, NY
Latitude42° 35' 32.51'' N (42.59°)
Longitude 78° 4' 44.19'' W (-78.08°)
Elevation457.97m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-30 06:25 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-30 10:25 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle96°
Moving
Facing azimuth192.81°
First azimuth190°
First elevation56°
Last azimuth195°
Last elevation54°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-23
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration6s
Length18°
RemarksGlowing train that was red in color like red sparks coming off a grinding wheel when grinding iron.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-