Reports Report 4782x (Event 4782-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4782-2021
Observer
NameChristopher M
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was heading uphill on a pretty steady grade and the fireball first appeared not very far above the treeline at the top of the hill approximately 1 mile away. I had the impression that the fireball was heading northwest to southeast toward the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. I approximate the size of the fireball to be about the size of a dime held at arm's length. This was by far the largest shooting star I have ever seen.
Location
AddressMonroeville, PA
Latitude40° 26' 17.96'' N (40.44°)
Longitude 79° 44' 29.13'' W (-79.74°)
Elevation303.08m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-08-14 22:55 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-08-15 02:55 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle259°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth283.16°
First elevation15°
Last azimuth271.73°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorBlue, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length15°
RemarksMostly blue but also sparks or traces of red or orange
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksNear the end of the streak it appeared to break up then disappeared below the tree line.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-