Reports Report 3998e (Event 3998-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3998-2019
Observer
NameDavid G
Experience Level3/5
RemarksMy wife and I have seen Meteors but this one was very close and unique and lasted quite awhile and there was no moon High Pressure Center very dark night with clarity 10 of 10 early Fall like night no haze or interference from light of towns etc...Stars are clear no clouds.
Location
AddressBrevort, MI
Latitude45° 56' 51.39'' N (45.95°)
Longitude 84° 56' 22.07'' W (-84.94°)
Elevation170.28m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-08-24 22:25 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-08-25 02:25 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth45°
First azimuth80°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth15°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorStarted Bright White Turned Fireball Red with sparks
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length
RemarksStarted bright white silent turned bright orange with contrail looking like orange sparks. Not a firework but it was the same as a firework ending. It’s a National Park no one was doing fireworks and it was going very fast white then turned bright orange and sparks then fell somewhere within 10 miles.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksBright white then turned orange red sparks at its end lasted about 30 seconds across sky then fell to earth probably 10 miles could have landed in Lake Michigan near Brevort, Mi
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksFragmented orange contrails