Reports Report 1616w (Event 1616-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1616-2022
Observer
NameCarissa S
Experience Level2/5
RemarksAt first I thought a plane was crashing. Then I thought it was a shooting star. Then I realized it had to either be space trash or a tiny meteor entering the atmosphere, based on how large, bright, and yellow it became and how it broke up upon entry into the atmosphere. Not like a tiny streaking shooting star that’s very far away. I was raised on a remote farm in Kansas and often watched the night sky.
Location
AddressNashville, TN
Latitude36° 7' 11.34'' N (36.12°)
Longitude 86° 46' 35.88'' W (-86.78°)
Elevation154.04m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-03-10 19:10 CST
UT Date & Time2022-03-11 01:10 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle117°
Moving
Facing azimuth74.7°
First azimuth75.59°
First elevation52°
Last azimuth78.38°
Last elevation27°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorDark yellow to Orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length20°
RemarksGlobs of fire broke off the back at the end of the streak. Large fireballs broke off and blinked out.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe streak started tiny and grew larger and brighter then broke apart at the back and disappeared. It got brighter, but Im not sure I’d call it an explosive flash at the end.