Reports Report 5441ks (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
NameJoe M
Experience Level2/5
RemarksAs I stated before, I originally thought it was a lightning flash but the light stayed so I looked up and seen the light trail and in just a few short seconds a quick flash and it was gone.l
Location
AddressMeridian, PA
Latitude40° 51' 36.69'' N (40.86°)
Longitude 79° 56' 38.87'' W (-79.94°)
Elevation381.25m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-30 06:26 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-30 10:26 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle94°
Moving
Facing azimuth256.72°
First azimuth248.98°
First elevation81°
Last azimuth256.95°
Last elevation80°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-26
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration8s
Length-
RemarksI could just see the path that the light took before it flashed out. I was on my back deck and the sky lit up like there was a lightning strike and when i looked up I 1st thought it was a plane but then realized it was a meteor of some sort. The trail left behind was just a darker area in the sky but mind you at this time it was still kinda dark outside as the sun had not risen yet.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe initial flash when it entered the atmosphere was EXTREMELY bright, then it got a bit less bright then a quick flash of light and then gone. I think its possible that it just bounce off the atmosphere.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-