Reports Report 4509a (Event 4509-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4509-2019
Observer
NameNancy H
Experience Level3/5
RemarksHave never personally seen anything like it before. I’ve observed many eclipses and meteor showers over the years. We were traveling in our car when I first noticed it. A large ball shape that was pinkish orange in color dropping down in the sky almost straight in front of us. I wasn’t sure what I was seeing and asked my husband if he saw it and he confirmed he could. It wasn’t moving really fast like previous things I’ve seen. This was much, much slower and glowed. I’m certain it was still aways from us. Estimating the distance away was difficult because it was nighttime. It slowly dropped below the tree line. I wish I’d had a chance to try for a picture, but the time between realizing it was something different and it’s disappearance, was only a couple of seconds.
Location
AddressGeneva, NY
Latitude42° 52' 44.5'' N (42.88°)
Longitude 76° 57' 29.05'' W (-76.96°)
Elevation140.53m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-09-14 21:20 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-09-15 01:20 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle194°
Moving
Facing azimuth282.99°
First azimuth261.47°
First elevation21°
Last azimuth266.97°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorPink, Orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length10°
RemarksPinkish yellow trail as it dropped down
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-