Reports Report 469l (Event 469-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 469-2019
Observer
NameJohn K
Experience Level3/5
RemarksInitially, I thought it was an jet aircraft contrail but then realized it was too low in the sky and then I saw the flash of light and realized it must have been a asteroid or comet. I have seen a lot of meteors enter the atmosphere at night but this was very different, since it lasted longer and was traveling at a low angle northward. The flash of light was bright compared to the trail the object was creating and was like a match flaring and then it dropped below some trees and I couldn't see it anymore. Pretty cool....
Location
AddressPeterborough, Ontario (CA)
Latitude44° 18' 0.64'' N (44.3°)
Longitude 78° 17' 45.32'' W (-78.3°)
Elevation197.21m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-01-27 19:32 EST
UT Date & Time2019-01-28 00:32 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle
Moving
Facing azimuth315°
First azimuth283°
First elevation16°
Last azimuth280°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI'm on a hill looking about 315 degrees in a residential area when I saw what thought was a light colored contrail moving very fast for about 2 - 3 seconds and then a sudden burst of light as it dropped below the horizon
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-