Reports Report 675ab (Event 675-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 675-2020
Observer
NameKeten B
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was the brightest, seemingly closest comet I have seen, and I had never seen one that left such an extraordinary tail, like jet stream.
Location
AddressLawrenceville, GA
Latitude33° 53' 47.17'' N (33.9°)
Longitude 84° 0' 16.8'' W (-84°)
Elevation315.51m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-02-07 18:38 EST
UT Date & Time2020-02-07 23:38 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle201°
Moving
Facing azimuth235°
First azimuth253.6°
First elevation68°
Last azimuth217.58°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorLight Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length-
RemarksThe train/shooting star was pale blue, though my husband says white when er first saw it in a. Straight er linr at first sitting, but then before the object seemed to explode, tail stream was wider and a little erratic. Almost wobbly before the object got very bright white about 20-30degrees above horizon, like it had caught fire. The stream it left behind at that point lasted several minutes, and looked like a corkscrew version of a plane's stream, though this was definitely not a plane. Unfortunately, my husband left phone in car, the picture I took of tail over tree on horizon looks like faint smoke
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksSee above comment. Occurred about 20-30 degrees above horizon of trees and bldgs.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-