Reports Report 5441ka (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
NameChristopher S
Experience Level2/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressSharpsburg, MD
Latitude39° 27' 35.87'' N (39.46°)
Longitude 77° 44' 11.09'' W (-77.74°)
Elevation130.87m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-30 06:20 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-30 10:20 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle163°
Moving
Facing azimuth272.71°
First azimuth270.77°
First elevation44°
Last azimuth275.06°
Last elevation41°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorBlue, Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length20°
RemarksThe train was blue and green, appeared to be coming off a bright white object. After the bright white part stopped glowing what was left behind was a faint gray trail. The direction of the trail also changed. I initially saw it coming downward and after it burned out and the bright white and blue/green color was no longer visible, the gray trail left behind was horizontal to the horizon.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI happened to already be looking at the sky when it happened and the flash was so bright my initial instinct was that it was like lightning.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-