Reports Report 5255a (Event 5255-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5255-2020
Observer
NameLucas P
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI work night shift and I am outside all the time. I regularly sit at our local park and watch the shooting stars. I have never seen something this bright or big. It looked as if it was a bright glowing baseball that got brighter then popped and disappeared. There was a slight arch to the tail. The tail of it was short and it could not have lasted for more than a second.
Location
AddressAlbion, IN
Latitude41° 24' 27.33'' N (41.41°)
Longitude 85° 25' 26.49'' W (-85.42°)
Elevation288.04m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-18 21:28 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-19 01:28 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle89°
Moving
Facing azimuth28°
First azimuth28.56°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth29°
Last elevation55°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt got brighter then a small flash then it was gone. It looked like there could have been fragments, but they were only there for approximately a micro second then I could not see it anymore.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-