Reports Report 5441cj (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
NameFrank W
Experience Level2/5
RemarksVery starling and beautiful, if brief. We just happened to be driving to work and it fell exactly in our field of vision, high above the horizon. Both my wife and I saw it very clearly. I have seen a few meteors, but none so clearly.
Location
AddressCulpeper, VA
Latitude38° 23' 50.02'' N (38.4°)
Longitude 78° 0' 31.32'' W (-78.01°)
Elevation99.4m
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 Angle178°
Moving
Facing azimuth294.96°
First azimuth298.54°
First elevation61°
Last azimuth304.58°
Last elevation36°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length
RemarksOrange fireball with green sparkling and glowing train
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe meteor broke up at the very end of it's trajectory and glowed brighter than it's path
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAt the end of it's trajectory, the meteor disintegrated into many glowing fragments, but I didn't see these fragments continue falling.