Reports Report 5441il (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
NameBuddy R
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThis was a wonderful experience and I was positioned exactly correctly in order to witness it. Too bad I didn't have a video. It looked big, but it might have just been something small that was immediately in my field of vision...or maybe a satellite or a piece of scrap metal debris re-entering the atmosphere. I was expecting a sound like thunder. This was BRIGHT and it was remarkable in how much it resembled a comet when it entered the atmosphere. ( Years ago, I 'witnessed' a significant bollide impact with our atmosphere, but it was during the daylight. There was no visible flash, but the explosion reverberated for many seconds. )
Location
AddressColumbus, OH
Latitude40° 0' 50.79'' N (40.01°)
Longitude 83° 0' 35.07'' W (-83.01°)
Elevation244.99m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-30 06:24 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-30 10:24 UT
Duration≈45s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle223°
Moving
Facing azimuth80°
First azimuth80°
First elevation70°
Last azimuth50°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorLight Blue, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI was walking up Kinnear Alley (East) towards North High Street. I was looking up and there was a bright, white flash in the dark sky. It instantly turned into a comet-like bollide with a significant tail, then became a fireball. The fireball turned bright blue as it froze in the sky, then began to fade after a few seconds. Both the head and tail continued to remain visible for awhile, fading into a light yellow-grey before disappearing. There was no sound.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-