Reports Report 2461b (Event 2461-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2461-2020
Observer
NameLuke D
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis is one of the brightest fireballs I have ever seen, and I sometimes travel out to rural areas to watch for them. This is very interesting to me considering I was in an area with heavy light pollution, where almost no stars can be seen.I would love to be contacted if you have any questions or information to share about the fireball, as I am just now getting into watching the skies. Thank you for this detailed reporting service, I hope to use it again soon!
Location
AddressLexington, KY
Latitude38° 2' 8.56'' N (38.04°)
Longitude 84° 30' 40.94'' W (-84.51°)
Elevation302.65m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-05-20 23:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-05-21 03:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle175°
Moving
Facing azimuth168°
First azimuth168°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth170°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorLight Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length15°
RemarksOne long train then a fade then a short train before the flash, we were in a well-lit area so it was very difficult to see the train
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksGlowed brighter and brighter before finally glowing very bright then ceasing immediately
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksNot actually sure I saw fragmentation, but I did want to say that I saw at least one dim object continue to fall after the bright burst, possibly more (I say possibly because it seemed to sparkle dimly)