Reports Report 2286k (Event 2286-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2286-2020
Observer
NameJames D
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI am a novice backyard stargazer. I have seen meteors in Perseid Meteor shower and one or possible randoms that we’re cool but did not prompt me to report or investigate further, online or otherwise. What I saw tonight was much more intense. It was a very bright, very large, very much a “fireball” in sky, with a tail, seemingly “burning” and “closer” than meteors I saw in Perseid showers. I am very curious to find out what exactly it was. It was something much different and more intense/exciting than anything I’ve seen previously (whether meteor or not).
Location
AddressBaton Rouge, LA
Latitude30° 23' 20.25'' N (30.39°)
Longitude 91° 7' 5.91'' W (-91.12°)
Elevation7.31m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-05-10 20:46 CDT
UT Date & Time2020-05-11 01:46 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle94°
Moving
Facing azimuth91°
First azimuth91°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth91°
Last elevation43°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-