Reports Report 5491a (Event 5491-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5491-2020
Observer
NameKatherine M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksMy husband and I both saw it and never saw a white trail turning into a sparkling orange trail following a flash
Location
AddressPhippsburg, ME
Latitude43° 46' 23.68'' N (43.77°)
Longitude 69° 47' 20.02'' W (-69.79°)
Elevation1.42m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-19 21:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-20 01:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle214°
Moving
Facing azimuth123.32°
First azimuth146.91°
First elevation49°
Last azimuth116.92°
Last elevation22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
Colorwhite then Orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length15°
Remarksa white shooting star appearance then brightening into a sparkling orange trail
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe second portion of the trail looked like a sparkler with particles after a flash rather than a unified trail