Reports Report 3520bd (Event 3520-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3520-2020
Observer
NameBrian T
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis is the second time I have reported a fireball here. The last was a couple years ago & a much shorter duration - also it was neon green. This orange/red one last night is one of the longest meteor/fireball streaks I have ever witnessed. I had just finished shooting photos of comet Neowise & saw this fireball spectacle. It was a great evening!
Location
AddressOverland Park, KS
Latitude38° 51' 19.79'' N (38.86°)
Longitude 94° 41' 33.91'' W (-94.69°)
Elevation326.33m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-18 22:47 CDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-19 03:47 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth200.82°
First azimuth245.55°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth101.57°
Last elevation47°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorOrange, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length30°
RemarksThe fireball first looked like a drone (orange steady light) really booking across, coming from from my right to left, from the west a good 45 or 60 degree above southern horizon. Midway through the approx 6 second event it brightened a bit & there were fragments- perhaps a terminal flash?- sparking off and then the fireball became a glowing red as it disappeared heading east. I had just finished shooting comet photos. Time was 10:47 pm There was a trail of sorts and I remember it orange and fading out.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksAbout midway through this 6-7 second event it brightened a bit & fragments sparked off but quickly faded away- but they were there. Then the color changed from orange to red and faded east.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSee above- no noise that I recall