Reports Report 5441du (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
Nameowen H
Experience Level1/5
RemarksBefore I noticed the fireball, I was facing away from its position. Suddenly, when world suddenly lit up, I turned 180 super quick and saw the trail with the explosion at the end. It didn’t move very far since it moved from above, up in the sky, to down towards the horizon with minimal left to right motion. The flash was brighter than a huge bolt of lightning and it was the source of light that initially caught my attention. When I turned around I was genuinely scared at first because the terminal explosion was slightly less than the size of a dime at arms length. The trail lingered less than the ball at the end, lasting only about 8 seconds, and the terminal flash lingered about 20 seconds. I cried with awe, it was a FANTASTIC experience. I was looking at the sky during my workout outside and thinking about the stars and my place in the universe, so i was primed for this magnificent experience already.
Location
AddressMarysville, OH
Latitude40° 10' 38.94'' N (40.18°)
Longitude 83° 25' 7.34'' W (-83.42°)
Elevation297.78m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-30 06:45 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-30 10:45 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle220°
Moving
Facing azimuth84.22°
First azimuth82.8°
First elevation39°
Last azimuth76.75°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration20s
Length13°
RemarksIt was bright white and looked dusty.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was a bright center with little orange specs surrounding it, but the specs weren’t moving, they just looked like a different “layer” of the fireball. It was slightly less than the size of a dime if I were to hold it at arms length.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-