Reports Report 6648h (Event 6648-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6648-2019
Observer
NameMark Seth L
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThe trail was exceptionally long and bright, smoke lingering in the sky and moving from the east to east northeast for at least 40 minutes. It distorted and dissipated very slowly. Just before sunrise a higher, thinner aspect of the trail became visible.
Location
AddressClinton, CT
Latitude41° 16' 2.63'' N (41.27°)
Longitude 72° 29' 48.79'' W (-72.5°)
Elevation0.77m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-12-20 06:45 EST
UT Date & Time2019-12-20 11:45 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle70°
Moving
Facing azimuth108.76°
First azimuth111.81°
First elevation11°
Last azimuth105.74°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude24-
ColorOrange, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball may have brightened in the last 1 to 2 seconds but strictly speaking did not explode
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksin the last .5 seconds the fireball split into at least 2 pieces, one much larger than the other and possibly an additional very small fragment
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