Reports Report 6164cd (Event 6164-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6164-2019
Observer
NameRichard W
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThe event was spectacular and lasted for several seconds, maybe close to 10 seconds before it appeared to burn out and disappeared. The event seemed to stay above the horizon even to termination.
Location
AddressBryson City, NC
Latitude35° 25' 58'' N (35.43°)
Longitude 83° 23' 51'' W (-83.4°)
Elevation544.94m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-12-04 20:30 EST
UT Date & Time2019-12-05 01:30 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle96°
Moving
Facing azimuth17.11°
First azimuth303.6°
First elevation26°
Last azimuth44.38°
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was much like a Roman candle firework. It was larger in the front of travel and trained back to a pencil point with the fireball being mostly contained in the frontward motion. The reward section was more like a smoke trail but was illuminated by the fireball. The main section appeared in the sky a little larger than a grapefruit.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fragmentation was very clear as the fireball appeared to be descending. The fragmentation pieces appeared about the size of a ping pong ball and happened about 3/4 of the way through the visual event.