Reports Report 4495b (Event 4495-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4495-2019
Observer
NameArnold S
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThe sky was perfectly clear and it moved slowly enough to allow concentrated observation during the 3 or 4 seconds it lasted. Apparent brightness, orange color, and angular size (large enough to see it as a distinct disk) was pretty consistent from start to finish, with just a hint of fragmentation before it went dark. Very crisp and beautiful.
Location
AddressSwisher, IA
Latitude41° 50' 0.18'' N (41.83°)
Longitude 91° 41' 15.94'' W (-91.69°)
Elevation234.87m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-09-13 20:10 CDT
UT Date & Time2019-09-14 01:10 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle96°
Moving
Facing azimuth269.15°
First azimuth-
First elevation41°
Last azimuth305.28°
Last elevation37°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-4
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksObject became slightly larger and cast a small fragment or two just before all of it disappearing