Reports Report 5441ho (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
NameTom S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksLife long occasional observer of planets, and meteor showers. This was the best one by far.
Location
AddressHagerstown, MD
Latitude39° 33' 44.63'' N (39.56°)
Longitude 77° 43' 30.98'' W (-77.73°)
Elevation152.83m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-30 05:25 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-30 09:25 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle166°
Moving
Facing azimuth288.7°
First azimuth292.26°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth294.09°
Last elevation33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorLight Blue, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
Remarksapprox. one minute after I heard a soft boom.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length10°
Remarks1st a white with light blue streak ending in explosion, then the streak and explosions/ball turned amber red for approx. 3 seconds then faded out
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksthe streak ended with an explosion which appeared as a ball bursting with small fragments all turning reddish orange.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksthe streak ended with an explosion which appeared as a ball bursting with small fragments all turning reddish orange.