Reports Report 5441ry (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
NameElaine R
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was driving east when I saw the meteor. It was a very bright fireball. I had my windows up and heater on so I don’t know if there was a sonic boom. From my direction, it would have appeared to have come from the south like it was heading north/northeast. Truly a sight that I’ll never forget. The first one I’ve ever seen.
Location
Address, OH
Latitude40° 20' 44.1'' N (40.35°)
Longitude 83° 8' 12.22'' W (-83.14°)
Elevation291.79m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-30 06:24 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-30 10:24 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle57°
Moving
Facing azimuth67°
First azimuth80.21°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth66.84°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorBlue, Light Green, Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length30°
RemarksIt looked liked the train left by fireworks. There were many small balls of yellowish lights that fell towards the ground until they disappeared.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt’s what caught my attention first. There was a very bright flash that I thought was lightning. It was a glowing ball of fire followed by the train.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-