Reports Report 4782ar (Event 4782-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4782-2021
Observer
NameSarah H
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThis sighting was very cool and very bright. The object looked large and close to us in the horizon, although I know that in reality it was not. We saw the object come across the sky in about 3-5 seconds, ending with the object exploding into little bits and dissipating quickly. The tail was very bright blue/green.
Location
AddressDetroit, MI
Latitude41° 53' 5.92'' N (41.88°)
Longitude 83° 23' 34.92'' W (-83.39°)
Elevation176.45m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-08-14 23:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-08-15 03:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle234°
Moving
Facing azimuth220°
First azimuth255°
First elevation22°
Last azimuth230°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorBlue, Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe object turned bright white and exploded, with yellow bits fragmenting off of it and falling down.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAfter the object exploded, small yellow/white bits were generated like shrapnel. They fell around the object and dissipated quickly along with the rest.