Reports Report 5441ao (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
NameKaren R
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt was scary but beautiful at the same time.
Location
AddressChesterland, OH
Latitude41° 33' 14.05'' N (41.55°)
Longitude 81° 22' 23.73'' W (-81.37°)
Elevation327.93m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-30 06:19 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-30 10:19 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle10°
Moving
Facing azimuth155.37°
First azimuth143.72°
First elevation64°
Last azimuth147.31°
Last elevation69°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorLight Blue, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration15s
Length20°
RemarksWide near where the flash was and tapered to a Smokey puff. Bout very long. Wide but not long at all
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was huge and very bright. I called my husband out of the barn because I thought a plane had exploded but there was no sound. It was a very bright light with yellow and white and a flash of blue and was gone quickly but left residual trail that he was able to see. It looked like it exploded into some smaller pieces work one large piece in the middle. Not perfectly round.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was so bright. The pieces seemed to blow apart and burn for a few seconds then just seemed to fade into the sky. It was very compact