Reports Report 6946a (Event 6946-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6946-2020
Observer
NameBRUNO R
Experience Level3/5
RemarksAt first I thought I was seing a meteor but I have seen some in the past and they did not last this long nor end in a flash and shower of fragments and it seemed much closer. Could it also be a piece of "space junk" reentering the atmosphere?
Location
AddressMontreal, Quebec (CA)
Latitude45° 31' 40.99'' N (45.53°)
Longitude 73° 21' 26.11'' W (-73.36°)
Elevation30.41m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-11-19 23:18 EST
UT Date & Time2020-11-20 04:18 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle78°
Moving
Facing azimuth320°
First azimuth315°
First elevation61°
Last azimuth318.41°
Last elevation57°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-23
ColorWhite and after half a second it shattered in sparks of different colors, purple/pink and yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt appeared as a streak over my left shoulder while I was looking towards the northwest. It was travelling on a southnorth path. It first appeared as a faint trail travelling fast and it's brightness quickly quickly grew in intensity until it seemed to burst in a shower of sparks with a few colors. It all lasted not more than a second. At first I thought it might be a firework but the angle, the distance and speed were not compatible.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAs mentionned above it had a tail which quickly grew in brightness until it shattered at about half it's lifespan, into a small shower of smaller fragments that fizzled in about 0.2 second