Reports Report 5441abu (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
NameMarty W
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was an amazing and awe inspiring moment. But - as noted - at first I thought it was a manned space craft of some sort that had exploded - like the space station. The light flash and smoke trail was that large
Location
AddressChagrin Falls, OH
Latitude41° 25' 42.66'' N (41.43°)
Longitude 81° 21' 13.06'' W (-81.35°)
Elevation333.94m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-30 06:18 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-30 10:18 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle182°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth145°
First elevation80°
Last azimuth145°
Last elevation70°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration15s
Length40°
RemarksAfter the light explosion and long light flash - the smoke train lasted 15-20 seconds. When the Flash dissipated , the smoke train was clearly visible for approx 15-20 seconds. It was a dark sky - but the smoke train was very large and very visible. Very Large in length and width. Almost thought it was the space station that exploded. The smoke train was heavy - long - wide and billowy.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe original explosion of light lit up the dark morning sky immensely. What was dark - was lit up like late morning light. That light explosion was a few seconds long. Then the post explosion light / fireball lasted another 3-5 seconds. It was quite powerful.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAs noted above - the residual light lasted another 3-5 seconds. Large illuminating flash (few seconds) ... followed by light from a fireball For an additional 3-5 seconds