Reports Report 5441hk (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
NameKenneth B
Experience Level2/5
RemarksExtremely large streak and flash that appeared to be quite close based on the size.
Location
AddressSouth Park Township, PA
Latitude40° 18' 42.11'' N (40.31°)
Longitude 79° 59' 19.4'' W (-79.99°)
Elevation338.05m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-30 06:22 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-30 10:22 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle22°
Moving
Facing azimuth293.67°
First azimuth-
First elevation31°
Last azimuth302.74°
Last elevation31°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-27
ColorGreen, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length30°
RemarksThick trail of smoke reminiscent of contrail but thicker. It became more visible after the flash and appeared visible for a few seconds after.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksA few seconds after the initial appearance of the object it seemed to explode or flash and remained visible for a few seconds.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-