Reports Report 6406e (Event 6406-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6406-2021
Observer
NameThomas C
Experience Level1/5
RemarksDaughter tracked it in and alerted me as we were sitting in yard. She saw it come in from the East and made me turn to watch it. Very bright, Very large white ball with tail. Track was about the same as south shore of Long Island moving East to West about 40 to 45 degrees above horizon. Slight downward angle. Fireball ended in a flash with no debris trails visible. Tail ended as soon as fireball exploded. As an untrained observer I would state it was very large and very bright. Much much larger and brighter by far than any of the visible stars. I estimate the end flash occurred in the Seaford - Wantaugh area off the coast. Time stated is accurate as daughter checked phone after observation.
Location
AddressMassapequa, NY
Latitude40° 40' 5.49'' N (40.67°)
Longitude 73° 27' 36.39'' W (-73.46°)
Elevation4.25m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-10-08 19:28 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-10-08 23:28 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle96°
Moving
Facing azimuth131.39°
First azimuth106.16°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth223.37°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-4
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksFast explosion at end of visible travel which went away almost immediately
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-