Reports Report 6170e (Event 6170-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6170-2019
Observer
NameT P
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt came from behind and flew directly overhead and then in front of me (in the sky, not literally in front of me. I did not have to turn my head to either side as it was directly ahead). Sky was dark but very clear, can see many stars, even the twinkles. It was much bigger than a star, like seeing a front porch light from a block or two away or a streetlight from 3-4 blocks away. Bright orange then fizzled out. Very fast, the whole thing lasted a second or 2. Even my dog looked up. It was startling.
Location
AddressReading, PA
Latitude40° 18' 39.15'' N (40.31°)
Longitude 75° 58' 8.28'' W (-75.97°)
Elevation89.29m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-12-05 05:30 EST
UT Date & Time2019-12-05 10:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle99°
Moving
Facing azimuth57.36°
First azimuth11.5°
First elevation78°
Last azimuth51.12°
Last elevation61°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt fizzled out within a second or 2 with a bit of dust or smoke and what looked like sparks or embers