Reports Report 2166a (Event 2166-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2166-2019
Observer
NameBob B
Experience Level1/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressPawleys Island, SC
Latitude33° 26' 10.92'' N (33.44°)
Longitude 79° 7' 6.37'' W (-79.12°)
Elevation2.87m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-05-13 21:45 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-05-14 01:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle177°
Moving
Facing azimuth132.11°
First azimuth116.31°
First elevation44°
Last azimuth102.17°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorRed
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration45s
Length20°
RemarksFirst there was a very bright, red flash with intermittent dim white flashes. Finally there was a much dimmer red flash.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was a bright red flash that looked like an upside down mushroom.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt looked like intermittent flashes. At first I thought it was a passing airplane with a flashing tail light, then it ended with a secondary less intense red flash. The entire episode from start to finish was less than one minute.