Reports Report 5441ags (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
Namejerry P
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThere was no sound, but the initial flash lit up the dark yard like a lighting flash.
Location
AddressMount Pleasant, PA
Latitude40° 8' 54.86'' N (40.15°)
Longitude 79° 32' 23.65'' W (-79.54°)
Elevation345.88m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-30 06:20 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-30 10:20 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle134°
Moving
Facing azimuth320.66°
First azimuth315.83°
First elevation58°
Last azimuth318.7°
Last elevation58°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
RemarksI thought it was a contrail for a relatively low flying aircraft at first, then the smoke trail diverged into multiple trails that remained visible for a couple more seconds.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe yard was illuminated by a bright blue flash that I thought was lightning. When I looked at the sky to see if a storm was approaching, I saw that it was mostly clear, and then spotted the fragments and smoke trail.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksFirst thought it was an aircraft with landing lights on, but the lights spread out into multiple objects which faded in a second or less.