Reports Report 2984a (Event 2984-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2984-2022
Observer
NameAndrew A
Experience Level2/5
RemarksDon’t know whether these were satellites (Starlink?) or meteors, but I had seen and regularly observe both (meteor showers for the latter), and it seemed closer to the latter, but very bright when it first appeared, dissipating as it went out within 1-2 seconds. It looked and felt like a meteor from meteor showers I observe regularly, but it appeared from above Virgo, not Aquarius (which one would have thought of for May), which was below the horizon at the time. No cloud cover, no airplanes or other aircraft flying through, no ISS or major satellites in the area in my SkyView Lite app I always use. Not a believer in UFOs) What was it???
Location
AddressMoskva (RU)
Latitude55° 50' 2.3'' N (55.83°)
Longitude 37° 21' 11.74'' E (37.35°)
Elevation176.63m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-05-20 00:36 MSK
UT Date & Time2022-05-19 21:36 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle73°
Moving
Facing azimuth230.25°
First azimuth229.16°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth210.09°
Last elevation62°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI first saw a bright flash (similar to meteors I had seen before) just below and to the left of Arcturus which I was observing at the time, and just above Virgo. The light moved quickly and dissipated in a second or two, much faster than an airplane or the ISS or large satellites I had seen before. There was no cloud cover, perfect night for stargazing; no airplanes nearby. Then in about 20 seconds or so I saw another flash, but dimmer, close to the place where the first one appeared, and it disappeared even quicker. In about 20 more seconds, another flash just above the place first where the first one appeared, dimmer still and disappearing yet faster. All moved in the same right to left direction and vanished quickly.