Reports Report 1420es (Event 1420-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1420-2015
Observer
NameRyan M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksSomething was different about this fireball. The leading object kept moving at a constant speed and didn't appear to be burning while tertiary objects burned with a bright orange intensity. The lead object continued on after the other burned out. I watched it continue in what appeared to be a straight line for 20 or so seconds after the debris burned out. I really thought it was a plane that suffered an explosion. Like no meteor I have ever seen.
Location
AddressKnightdale, NC
Latitude35° 46' 59.15'' N (35.78°)
Longitude 78° 30' 53.42'' W (-78.51°)
Elevation63.47m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-06-29 01:30 EDT
UT Date & Time2015-06-29 05:30 UT
Duration≈45s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle92°
Moving
Facing azimuth280.64°
First azimuth252.54°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth317.46°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorOrange, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSeveral large orangish trains that fell away from the front object and burned up within seconds