Reports Report 4701i (Event 4701-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4701-2020
Observer
NamePaul K
Experience Level5/5
RemarksThis was the brightest fireball I've ever seen in over 40 years of observational and photographic astronomy. My sky conditions were partially overcast. I first noticed the fireball near the zenith and lost it below my tree line at about 35 degrees elevation in the northwest. It still had a very bright trail as it went below the tree tops out of my sight. There were broken mid-level clouds along its trajectory but its light easily penetrated those. My location is very rural and quiet and I immediately started my stopwatch and listened for 10 minutes for a potential sonic boom (I've heard one once before several years ago associated with another bright meteor). However, no sonic boom was heard. Also, due to the cloud layer, I could not determine if the meteor left a persistent trail. The precise time of the observation (+/- 2 seconds) was 00:34:25 EDT.
Location
AddressLanark, Ontario (CA)
Latitude45° 6' 56.91'' N (45.12°)
Longitude 76° 23' 42.35'' W (-76.4°)
Elevation213.9m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-08-22 00:34 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-08-22 04:34 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle172°
Moving
Facing azimuth347.48°
First azimuth352.02°
First elevation80°
Last azimuth351.99°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorGreen, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-