Reports Report 1786cm (Event 1786-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1786-2021
Observer
NameSean H
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI first observed the light, passing through the shutters, which I believed to be a crescent or half moon. When I changed the perspective of my gaze through the shutters I noticed it was moving, relative to my head movement. A second or two later I watched it flash and fragment, seeming to be extremely close to my neighbor’s house and fields to the west.
Location
AddressJermyn, PA
Latitude41° 37' 3.26'' N (41.62°)
Longitude 75° 37' 55.64'' W (-75.63°)
Elevation417.93m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-03-21 00:17 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-03-21 04:17 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle58°
Moving
Facing azimuth266.72°
First azimuth243°
First elevation57°
Last azimuth268°
Last elevation47°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-14
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksAt least one flash and fragmentation of several smaller illuminated balls of light.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAt least one flash, then a fragmentation and 3 to 5 illuminated fragments smaller than the original.