Reports Report 6153hy (Event 6153-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6153-2021
Observer
NameSam W
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThis is the longest time I've ever observed a fireball in the sky. It lasted at least 15-20 seconds and flew roughly from north to south. It was long enough for me to look up, see it, point it out to my girlfriend and us both watch it soar for awhile talking about it. We lost sight of it in the distance before we saw it break up.
Location
AddressMt. Juliet, TN
Latitude36° 13' 28.41'' N (36.22°)
Longitude 86° 30' 20.82'' W (-86.51°)
Elevation145m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-09-30 21:50 CDT
UT Date & Time2021-10-01 02:50 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle275°
Moving
Facing azimuth275°
First azimuth320°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth170°
Last elevation32°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length99.99°
RemarksIt looked like it was in some fog, and the light was slightly diffused. The smoke trail looked like a contrail from a plane. Big plumes of smoke that stayed in the sky as it passed.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThere were a few times that we saw sparks float off to the sides as it passed. Then as it crossed out of view on the other horizon we saw more sparks like it may be breaking up.