Reports Report 4480fw (Event 4480-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4480-2020
Observer
NameMatthew M
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI estimated the time to an approximate. The experienced sticked with me so unfortunately not until now did I decide to see where I could report the sighting. The angles are approximated using the tool but I am certainly the path was straight down, perpendicular to the horizon line. It was the most pure neon green color but almost blinding white towards the center of the path/object. There was one other person, perhaps two, who witnessed from my location.
Location
AddressPhiladelphia, PA
Latitude39° 58' 48.17'' N (39.98°)
Longitude 75° 7' 42.4'' W (-75.13°)
Elevation9.47m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-08-18 21:00 EST
UT Date & Time2020-08-19 01:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth324°
First azimuth326.01°
First elevation15°
Last azimuth324.69°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length
RemarksThe train was green and very bright. The lead was brightest but the train seemed to glow fairly equally then disappeared very quickly without fading out gradually.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThis was some time ago but I know it happened around 9. We were watching the sky at the moment it appeared in a bright flash then streaked straight down and seemed to flash again. It didn’t seem like an explosion and was completely inaudible. It did seem like it disappeared as fast as it came. It was the brightest thing I’ve seen in the sky including a full moon in the deep dark country night sky.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-