Reports Report 4176q (Event 4176-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4176-2021
Observer
NameEric S
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThis was so close to the zenith, and so short in arc that it is difficult to report the direction. This was by far the brightest event I have ever observed, like a strip of burning magnesium. Incredible. I have expected to hear a boom, but didn't hear anything after 25 minutes.
Location
AddressCumberland, ME
Latitude43° 47' 9.61'' N (43.79°)
Longitude 70° 16' 24.52'' W (-70.27°)
Elevation40.36m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-08-02 23:27 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-08-03 03:27 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle116°
Moving
Facing azimuth211.24°
First azimuth104.83°
First elevation83°
Last azimuth297.61°
Last elevation77°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-21
ColorLight Blue, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration8s
Length
RemarksThe train was of visible width like a contrail. The overall length was short, presumably because how close to the zenith this was.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksPartway through the streak there was an point of light that was wider than the streak. I assume this was a flash.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-