Reports Report 5441rn (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
NameMatt H
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThis was by far the most awe inspiring sight I have ever witnessed first hand. I have seen bright white "falling stars" that are very brief but this had a long definitive tail, was blue and bright white, long lasting, and then exploded into reddish pieces. Once in a lifetime experience for sure.
Location
AddressSanta Fe, OH
Latitude40° 29' 27.91'' N (40.49°)
Longitude 83° 59' 34.81'' W (-83.99°)
Elevation308.23m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-30 06:25 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-30 10:25 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle259°
Moving
Facing azimuth118.77°
First azimuth117.29°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth99.95°
Last elevation47°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-14
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt appeared to explode as it hit the Earth's atmosphere.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksReddish fragments appeared to disperse in various directions along the same trajectory