Reports Report 325aq (Event 325-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 325-2020
Observer
NameBrian G
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI am an airline pilot for FedEx. Last night I was the captain of Fedex flight 105 from Miami to Memphis, which was a Boeing 767. We were just West of the West coast of Florida, SE of Tallahassee at 36000 feet.When I first saw the object it appeared out my left cockpit window behind my left should and slightly high. At first, I thought it was another airplane just a few thousand feet above us with very very bright LED lighting. The intensity diminished as it moved from south to north in direction. For a period of time, I still thought it was another airplane that was on fire, but realized it was fragmentation from a meteorite or space debris falling away from the object. It continued moving in a northern direction while changing to an orange color before disappearing in an orange flash Approximately 30 degrees above the horizon at about out 11 o’clock position in relation to the nose of the airplane.
Location
Address, FL
Latitude29° 1' 37.94'' N (29.03°)
Longitude 83° 36' 22.66'' W (-83.61°)
Elevation-18.37m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-01-16 23:56 ?
UT Date & Time2020-01-17 04:56 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle94°
Moving
Facing azimuth345°
First azimuth265°
First elevation36°
Last azimuth330°
Last elevation33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorOrange, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
RemarksA glowing train that lasted less than a second
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe object appeared to be very white incandescent when first spotted. Color stayed white along with yellow colored fragmentation. Terminal explosion did seem very bight but was yellow in color and appeared to leave a glowing trail.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt appeared to have burning fragments falling away before the terminal flash