Reports Report 4554d (Event 4554-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4554-2019
Observer
NameJ S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThought it was a plane at first, but the bright blue trail and then the fragmentation led me to a shooting star.... but much larger.
Location
AddressBridgeport, WV
Latitude39° 17' 21.87'' N (39.29°)
Longitude 80° 15' 56.39'' W (-80.27°)
Elevation291.94m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-09-18 06:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-09-18 10:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle95°
Moving
Facing azimuth59.58°
First azimuth36.54°
First elevation33°
Last azimuth84.6°
Last elevation28°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarkslooked like a small flash with small firework sparkles
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarkssmaller piece looked to drop off and look like a firework (sparkles)