Reports Report 2539ba (Event 2539-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2539-2020
Observer
NameRobert G
Experience Level2/5
RemarksMy wife and I were sitting on our patio, gazing at the stars, my chair facing nearly due south. As I rotated my head to the left, I spotted in my peripheral vision a bright streak of light in the northeast sky- -a discernible bright yellow “dot” with a long, mostly white tail. [I later determined it appeared in the approximate location of the constellation Cygnus.] The extremely bright meteor [fireball?] moved along a shallow, downward trajectory for a maximum of about five seconds, finally obscured by tall evergreen trees along the eastern border of our yard and subsequently, the rear part of another house located behind the southeast corner of our property. My wife witnessed the event over a roughly three-second span and concurs with my color and configuration description.
Location
AddressWest Seneca, NY
Latitude42° 48' 33.32'' N (42.81°)
Longitude 78° 44' 55.04'' W (-78.75°)
Elevation220.92m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-05-25 00:17 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-05-25 04:17 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle100°
Moving
Facing azimuth55.94°
First azimuth56°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth120°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
Coloryellow, white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-