Reports Report 4493ae (Event 4493-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4493-2020
Observer
NameLeanne B
Experience Level3/5
RemarksDifferent from anything else I have seen. Much closer as well. I happened to be looking in that direction and was stunned by the orange fireball falling fast. By the time I got my daughter to look up, it had changed to white and about half a second before it went beyond our line of sight.
Location
AddressOregon City, OR
Latitude45° 21' 4.16'' N (45.35°)
Longitude 122° 35' 30.76'' W (-122.59°)
Elevation98.08m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-08-16 01:30 PDT
UT Date & Time2020-08-16 08:30 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle189°
Moving
Facing azimuth8.96°
First azimuth8.61°
First elevation57°
Last azimuth5.08°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt appeared bright orange, larger than most meteor showers with the long orange tail. Did not fizzle out like usual, kept falling to earth. Then there was a moderate burst and the color changed to bright white. The object then disappeared below the treeline behind my house.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI believe so. When the burst happened it was like a small firework.. Small sparks flying off. Not too many. A dusting in perspective. She size seemed to change as did the temperature because of the change in color and (after) lack of orange tail.