Reports Report 1029g (Event 1029-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1029-2018
Observer
NameKevin R
Experience Level4/5
RemarksIt first attracted my attention due to it's speed and brightness.Brighter than aircraft landing lights and much faster than any aircraft.
Location
AddressOntario, NY
Latitude43° 12' 37.18'' N (43.21°)
Longitude 77° 20' 58.55'' W (-77.35°)
Elevation143.37m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-03-16 20:37 EDT
UT Date & Time2018-03-17 00:37 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle99°
Moving
Facing azimuth169.92°
First azimuth153.46°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth216.16°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length15°
Remarksglowing train
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksDuring the last few seconds it began to break apart into several smaller fragments,each of which was as bright as Sirius, which was visible in the clear sky above. The smaller fragments also left trails.