Reports Report 4002ky (Event 4002-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4002-2021
Observer
NameErica R
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI thought it was a helicopter at first. Then I thought the helicopter was on fire. Then I realized it was falling more than flying and was some sort of ball. Then the fire seemed to go out but a bright white tail could still be seen for a second or almost two. This was all still in daylight hours. Clear sky, no clouds. Just before or right at 9:00pm. I saw as I was leaving my house from inside through my front, south facing window. It was as high as you’d expect to see a helicopter traveling southeast.
Location
AddressAda, OK
Latitude34° 45' 36'' N (34.76°)
Longitude 96° 40' 12'' W (-96.67°)
Elevation308m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-07-25 21:00 CDT
UT Date & Time2021-07-26 02:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle254°
Moving
Facing azimuth148.15°
First azimuth172.28°
First elevation15°
Last azimuth139.18°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorOrange, Light Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length15°
RemarksThe fire looked to “go out” but I could see a white tail for a second or shortly more after.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-