Reports Report 183bi (Event 183-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 183-2021
Observer
NameAlexander W
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was driving on the Intetstate when I saw the fireball. I didn't necessarily see the beginning of the arc, and the path it took across my field of vision may have been somewhat steeper or shallower than I indicated.
Location
AddressFrackville, PA
Latitude40° 46' 27.68'' N (40.77°)
Longitude 76° 12' 24.09'' W (-76.21°)
Elevation459.45m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-01-09 23:02 EST
UT Date & Time2021-01-10 04:02 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle98°
Moving
Facing azimuth265.36°
First azimuth244.51°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth272.82°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorOrange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksRoughly 75% of the way through its arc, the fireball became brighter before fading out.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksWhen the fireball became brighter, it also released several fragments which spread out fewer than 5 degrees apart, both below and slightly above the fireball.