Reports Report 4550a (Event 4550-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4550-2019
Observer
NameChristopher S
Experience Level4/5
RemarksWhen compared to the majority of meteors I have seen in my lifetime (which tend to begin and end in a relatively short distance while still at a high position in the sky) this object appeared to have more of a high angle to a low angle (more like an incoming or pending impact of what would have been a large object {which may have appeared this way due to my being relatively close to the terminal point} rather than the more common transiting objects) it also had a significantly larger leading section followed by the thin trail & fragmentation (almost like a balloon on a string) as opposed to the more common streak of light across a short section of the sky.
Location
AddressSnellville, GA
Latitude33° 53' 34.85'' N (33.89°)
Longitude 84° 0' 22.71'' W (-84.01°)
Elevation328.96m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-09-17 23:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-09-18 03:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle201°
Moving
Facing azimuth229.73°
First azimuth246.64°
First elevation75°
Last azimuth214.28°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorYellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe leading part appeared to be 8 to 10 times as wide as the trail and seemed to flash bright yellow, almost white & fragment momentarily as it approached the lowest position in the southwest sky (from my perspective) at which point it disappeared, it was still above the treeline from my viewpoint and appeared to terminate (possibly even impact the ground intact) relatively close (within 400 miles) to the area from which I was observing it.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksMomentary bright yellow (almost white) flash & a few very small fragments (when compared to the larger leading portion) appeared to slow down & burn out as they approached their termination point just shy of the larger leading section.