Reports Report 3565u (Event 3565-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3565-2020
Observer
NameJanelle L
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt looked so close I thought at first it was fireworks or a satellite crashing. (I guess it could be a satellite, who knows? That’s why I was looking here, to see if anything was reported.)
Location
AddressLivermore, CA
Latitude37° 48' 11.22'' N (37.8°)
Longitude 121° 40' 10.57'' W (-121.67°)
Elevation157.73m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-19 21:25 PDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-20 04:25 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle130°
Moving
Facing azimuth230.48°
First azimuth207.05°
First elevation54°
Last azimuth251.23°
Last elevation19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorOrange Red yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw a bright yellow flash, then red, then fragmentation.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI was startled by a yellow flash/explosion in my left peripheral vision with a red glow and then seemed to break into 2 or more large pieces and was now on the right side about 35 degrees above the ground. I’ve never seen anything like it. It looked crazy close!