Reports Report 6777m (Event 6777-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6777-2019
Observer
NameA K
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was difficult to rate the brightness. It was very eye catching. I have several bright outdoor lights and it was easily visible. It had a unique color, and honestly I was concerned at first that it was an object crashing perhaps, due to its perceived size. It was after the initial surprise that I considered it may be a large meteor.
Location
AddressJamestown, PA
Latitude41° 28' 5.21'' N (41.47°)
Longitude 80° 26' 14.11'' W (-80.44°)
Elevation309.54m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-12-23 20:10 EST
UT Date & Time2019-12-24 01:10 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle115°
Moving
Facing azimuth179.03°
First azimuth167.43°
First elevation26°
Last azimuth187.86°
Last elevation12°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length20°
RemarksIt was a lengthy greenish tail with noticable width. It looked very much like a firework but moving far too fast and too straight horizontally.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt appeared as though there was a brighter flash but no explosion. Fragments were visible from the leading edge of a different color than the tail.