Reports Report 8034h (Event 8034-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 8034-2020
Observer
NameRichard B
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI saw it just before it hit the ground and saw it finally burned out. Never saw the actual impact spot, but it looked like a large rock on fire, falling to the ground and breaking up. Looked to be the size of a softball.
Location
AddressPiedmont, SC
Latitude34° 43' 13.37'' N (34.72°)
Longitude 82° 23' 11.73'' W (-82.39°)
Elevation280.48m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-12-22 19:05 EST
UT Date & Time2020-12-23 00:05 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle169°
Moving
Facing azimuth255.85°
First azimuth253.67°
First elevation13°
Last azimuth252.67°
Last elevation14°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length10°
RemarksGlowing yellow train of 3 glowing balls that looked like sparks behind a larger fireball that disappeared just before hitting the ground
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksOne fireball that appeared to break apart leaving a trail of smaller glowing balls breaking up behind it