Reports Report 5441xe (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
NameKaren W
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI was on my way home from work (I work night shift) when it occurred and I looked at the clock in my car and it read 0625. It was so remarkable that when I got home I told my husband about it and what time I saw it.
Location
AddressCharlotte, NC
Latitude35° 18' 15.32'' N (35.3°)
Longitude 80° 45' 41.5'' W (-80.76°)
Elevation200.64m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-30 06:25 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-30 10:25 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle246°
Moving
Facing azimuth15°
First azimuth346°
First elevation36°
Last azimuth315°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorGreen, Orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length10°
RemarksAfter the VERY bright flash, I observed an orange nose followed by a long wide very vivid green glowing train. Due to driving and needing to look at the road, I did not see color changes other than these original colors described.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe flash was so bright it severely startled me while driving. I was facing a lot of cars coming into Charlotte on the freeway with headlights on and the flash was so bright it completely drowned out the oncoming headlights. It was by far the brightest flash from a meteor that I have ever seen.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-