Reports Report 3408p (Event 3408-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3408-2020
Observer
NameMelissa F
Experience Level3/5
RemarksA friend and I first saw two objects blinking on the sky. We followed there location to try determine if they were planes or satellites. It’s when I saw a flash in my periphery.
Location
AddressTaylor, MI
Latitude42° 16' 22.56'' N (42.27°)
Longitude 83° 20' 47.46'' W (-83.35°)
Elevation197.64m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-15 01:45 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-15 05:45 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle136°
Moving
Facing azimuth19.22°
First azimuth300.48°
First elevation37°
Last azimuth301.97°
Last elevation12°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorOrange, Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length15°
RemarksA bright yellow-orange thick and looked as if it had debris in it. It disappeared as if it faded out.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe flash happened fast and super bright and immediately a thick trail formed and lingered before fading out.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fragmentation looked smoky and possibly with debris. Then disappeared like a string burning out.