Reports Report 5441acf (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
NameDeborah D
Experience Level3/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressAurora, OH
Latitude41° 17' 20.8'' N (41.29°)
Longitude 81° 22' 8.51'' W (-81.37°)
Elevation315.46m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-30 06:20 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-30 10:20 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle183°
Moving
Facing azimuth128.04°
First azimuth125.63°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth125.18°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorThe ball was bright white - it lit up the whole yard like a spotlight - and the tail had colors in it briefly which were dark purple and green at least. Could see a dark smoke path after it went out, which then started to break up with the wind blowing i
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length10°
RemarksAt first the bright white ball had a colorful trail behind it (it was pretty much travelling straight downward in my view). The colors I think were purple and green. When the light and colors went out, there was a distinct dark trail, that looked like smoke. Over several seconds it broke up and drifted northeast.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThere was a bright disk, then colors of purple and green, and then it went out.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-