Reports Report 2591br (Event 2591-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2591-2022
Observer
NameBenjamin E
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI'm not sure as to the makeup of the object, but I believe it's possible that this object could have originated due to its angle of attack, relative time of entry, and the fact that it broke apart into two primary pieces upon entry. I would need to have video of the event to make a calculation of entry velocity but considering that it entered almost directly downwards, it was moving considerably slower than Earth's velocity at the time of entry and it is possible that this object is a trans-neptunian object that was kicked out of the kuiper belt into a highly elliptical orbit by Neptune. Alternatively, the object could be a venus-crossing or mercury-crossing asteroid due to its possibly metallic/semi-metallic interior.
Location
AddressBaton Rouge, LA
Latitude30° 27' 49.23'' N (30.46°)
Longitude 91° 9' 19.35'' W (-91.16°)
Elevation16.12m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-04-27 08:03 CDT
UT Date & Time2022-04-27 13:03 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle203°
Moving
Facing azimuth358°
First azimuth-
First elevation10°
Last azimuth-
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorLight Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration30s
Length10°
RemarksThe smoke trail was similar to that of an airliner. There was no residual glowing seen after the fireball but for a fraction of a second.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksAs the object entered the atmosphere, it quickly brightened and broke apart into two main fragments with a few small fragments in the vicinity.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe two main fragments broke apart during the flash, before which there were small amounts of glowing material briefly flaking off of the object before the main flash. The two cores broke in such a way so that one broke in a downwards direction towards the surface and slightly to my left, and the second broke upwards and slightly to my right, almost as if the object previously was comprised of two metallic or semi-metallic lobes with a rocky exterior.