Reports Report 2217e (Event 2217-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2217-2020
Observer
NameDov J
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI row in a lake every night and occasionally enjoy meteor showers (Persieds) despite hazy Atlanta. Tonight I was unaware of eta Aquariids, but expecting to enjoy the moonlight., This thing startled me -- unlike the thin fleeting trails i see during the Persieds. It was solid, and as bright as a flare. I am still not convinced it was not some fireworks except 1: silent, 2: Weird hour for fireworks 3: trajectory very unlikely 4: terminal burst different. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR BACK FROM YOU WHETHER ANY OTHER SIGHTINGS INTERSECT WITH THIS.. ps: I had no watch and the time is +/- 5 minutes or so,ALSO MY SINCERE ADMIRATION FOR MIKE HANKEY AND WHOEVER ELSE BUILT THE REPORTING SITE -- WELL DONE!!!
Location
AddressDuluth, GA
Latitude33° 59' 2.25'' N (33.98°)
Longitude 84° 10' 54.89'' W (-84.18°)
Elevation296m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-05-07 03:38 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-05-07 07:38 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle284°
Moving
Facing azimuth63.55°
First azimuth80.98°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth52.35°
Last elevation79°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorBlue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration15s
Length25°
Remarksa trail of red embers that hung in the sky for about twenty seconds - DESPITE full moon, Atlanta city-glow and haze
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksit was brighter than the full moon, leaving a trail that turned red, then (over the course of maybe 300 ms) the head got bluer and brighter until it actually frightened me then winked out
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-