Reports Report 4253m (Event 4253-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4253-2019
Observer
NameBurt F
Experience Level2/5
RemarksAppeared from the east as I was driving south 135 nearing the Ohio river. At first sight it looked like a plane moving low and fast, grew brighter and larger, flickered then flashed with what appeared to be sparks just after passing directly in front of me. After the flash it got much smaller, yet had a “tail”, also seemed to go lower towards the ground before disappearing, I couldn’t tell if it dropped below horizon due to trees and that I was driving 60mph. I expected to hear some sort of impact sound off to the west, but I did not. I haven’t seen a shooting star so low and close that I was able to easily see “sparks” as it flared up. Awesome sight
Location
AddressCorydon, IN
Latitude38° 7' 12.5'' N (38.12°)
Longitude 86° 9' 1.13'' W (-86.15°)
Elevation192.44m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-09-05 02:40 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-09-05 06:40 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle257°
Moving
Facing azimuth194.04°
First azimuth299.16°
First elevation37°
Last azimuth94.56°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-21
ColorI am color blind, yellowish bright white with sparks
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length15°
RemarksLike a tracer, more white in color than the brightest flash
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-