Reports Report 8416ac (Event 8416-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 8416-2022
Observer
NameDavid R
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI've watched the skies for 30 years and I've never seen anything like this! Definitely not a "shooting star" - this thing was coming down! From my point of view, the whole thing including the tail was about 3-hands (12-14") long.
Location
AddressCincinnati, OH
Latitude39° 9' 41.4'' N (39.16°)
Longitude 84° 24' 47.07'' W (-84.41°)
Elevation182.35m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-11-08 22:02 EST
UT Date & Time2022-11-09 03:02 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle117°
Moving
Facing azimuth179.16°
First azimuth173.45°
First elevation32°
Last azimuth203.56°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorOrange, Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe meteor was white-hot. The trail light shifted from that to orange-red, then red. The very end of that tail was fragmenting, leaving small pieces behind, which cooled off and disappeared gradually.