Reports Report 5514c (Event 5514-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5514-2019
Observer
NameJames K
Experience Level3/5
RemarksMy family lives out in the country well enough away from streetlights that we are regular observers of the sky so we see fascinating things quite often as compared to those who live in the cities. This sighting was very unique in that it looked like a huge green firework when it fragmented but much too high in the atmosphere to actually be a firework, and also not during a time of year when people shoot fireworks. The color and the vividness of the sighting makes this one of the best I have seen in many years.
Location
AddressFountain Inn, SC
Latitude34° 41' 10.48'' N (34.69°)
Longitude 82° 12' 51.53'' W (-82.21°)
Elevation261.95m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-11-06 20:00 EST
UT Date & Time2019-11-07 01:00 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle179°
Moving
Facing azimuth78.86°
First azimuth72.94°
First elevation90°
Last azimuth76.03°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorLight Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksA bright flash caught my eye just before fragmentation
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksA bright flash caught my eye just before fragmentation. The entire occurrence was green and appeared to be headed straight down from a very high point in the sky.As soon as my wife and I saw it, it fragmented into a shower of green sparks which faded at a high enough altitude that the glow was gone before it got close enough to the ground to track where it might have hit.