Reports Report 2539u (Event 2539-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2539-2020
Observer
NameJohn M
Experience Level2/5
RemarksHad the chills witnessing it!
Location
AddressGeneva, NY
Latitude42° 50' 23.48'' N (42.84°)
Longitude 77° 0' 18.62'' W (-77.01°)
Elevation205.62m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-05-25 00:18 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-05-25 04:18 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle271°
Moving
Facing azimuth255.96°
First azimuth340.52°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth173.43°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorOrange, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt looked like a normal shooting star that would fade in milliseconds but then it kept getting brighter as it came across the sky. Middle of flight it was almost a white streak, then it started fading yellow and you could start to make out the circular shape of the head versus the trailing light before it flashed brightly with one to three noticeable pieces frangmenting off as it exploded.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt looked like a normal shooting star that would fade in milliseconds but then it kept getting brighter as it came across the sky. Middle of flight it was almost a white streak, then it started fading yellow and you could start to make out the circular shape of the head versus the trailing light before it flashed brightly with one to three noticeable pieces frangmenting off as it exploded.