Reports Report 1402e (Event 1402-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1402-2022
Observer
NameJerry D
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI have seen bolides previously, however, in my experience, the bolide typically moved at an angle across the sky, had some color and ended in fragmentation. I’ve never seen an object travel straight down and conclude in a bright flash without fragmentation.
Location
AddressRiegelsville, PA
Latitude40° 33' 55.95'' N (40.57°)
Longitude 75° 13' 45.36'' W (-75.23°)
Elevation122.48m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-02-28 04:44 EST
UT Date & Time2022-02-28 09:44 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth81.06°
First azimuth79.77°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth77.94°
Last elevation50°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-14
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksObject fell straight down from my perspective, lasting 2-3 seconds, terminated in a flash lasting 1-2 seconds ~doubling in brightness.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-