Reports Report 3853cf (Event 3853-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3853-2019
Observer
NameFrank N
Experience Level3/5
RemarksShortly before the event, I was watching Jupiter through a telescope with my children. The object was coming from roughly the same direction from where we saw Jupiter shortly before.
Location
Address, NC
Latitude36° 30' 19.52'' N (36.51°)
Longitude 78° 19' 33.28'' W (-78.33°)
Elevation108.45m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-08-18 21:28 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-08-19 01:28 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle357°
Moving
Facing azimuth213.38°
First azimuth220.65°
First elevation34°
Last azimuth46.52°
Last elevation19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
Remarks10 - 20 seconds after it disintegrated we heard an explosion, somewhat similar to a gun shot.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length40°
RemarksThe object left a bright, yellow-ish train that, relatively speaking to the duration of the event, slowly faded away.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe object separated into 4-5 smaller fragments before it disappeared with a bright flash right over or shortly behind the tree line.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe object was moving directly overhead and separated into one larger and one smaller piece at around 90 degrees. It then continued to fragment even more until it ended in a bright flash.