Reports Report 638b (Event 638-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 638-2021
Observer
NameTyler B
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThis was the brightest thing I have ever seen in the night sky other than the full moon. It scared me and a few others when it went off.
Location
AddressSeward, NE
Latitude40° 49' 19.83'' N (40.82°)
Longitude 97° 13' 4.57'' W (-97.22°)
Elevation470.25m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-01-31 23:05 CST
UT Date & Time2021-02-01 05:05 UT
Duration<1s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle99°
Moving
Facing azimuth280.27°
First azimuth282.98°
First elevation69°
Last azimuth275.65°
Last elevation59°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorBlue, Light Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe flash lit up the sky bright enough to alert me, as I was driving and it was unexpected. It looked as if someone had a blue bomb go off in the sky.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-