Reports Report 6553a (Event 6553-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6553-2021
Observer
NameMICHAEL M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksObject increased in brightness greatly and steadily during its flight, changing color from light blue to white. Could not hear any sound because I was in an aircraft over the North Atlantic. Position N52° 23.0' W038° 26.0' Altitude 38,000' Time 2252Z
Location
Address (IS)
Latitude52° 27' 14.54'' N (52.45°)
Longitude 38° 27' 6.99'' W (-38.45°)
Elevation-3688.26m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-10-13 20:42 ?
UT Date & Time2021-10-14 01:42 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle190°
Moving
Facing azimuth20°
First azimuth22°
First elevation38°
Last azimuth19°
Last elevation18°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorLight Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksNear the very end of its flight, it appeared to jog suddenly and slightly to the west, as if it broke apart but only the largest piece remained glowing. It looked as if it ricocheted.