Reports Report 5441cl (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
NameJeff A
Experience Level4/5
RemarksNo question the brightest and longest lasting fireball I have seen in many years. I wish I was not driving so that its details could have have been completely observed. Within 2 minutes I had reached my destination and immediately took bearings relative to Venus and made notes until the report could be filed. One of my employees also saw it. He was west of my location also on I-275. He made a report of his observation as well.
Location
AddressFairfield, OH
Latitude39° 18' 2.16'' N (39.3°)
Longitude 84° 30' 54.4'' W (-84.52°)
Elevation269.13m
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 right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth75°
First azimuth60°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth60°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorLight green changing to blue until it exploded. Then orange to yellow fading to lasting white.
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length10°
RemarksThe meteor exploded with an orange to yellow fragmentation and then faded to a 1 to 2 second white train over approximately 10 degrees.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe meteor exploded with an orange to yellow fragmentation and then faded to a 1 to 2 second white train over approximately 10 degrees.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe meteor exploded with an orange to yellow fragmentation and then faded to a 1 to 2 second white train over approximately 10 degrees.