Reports Report 7594d (Event 7594-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 7594-2020
Observer
NameMarla B
Experience Level4/5
RemarksWe watch meteor showers frequently, but are by no means experts. Three of us saw this fireball. It was the most incredible 'shooting star' we had ever seen. We got concerned when it stayed in the sky for so long (2020... aliens?? ha ha)
Location
AddressDowagiac, MI
Latitude42° 4' 34.07'' N (42.08°)
Longitude 86° 9' 8.31'' W (-86.15°)
Elevation241.55m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-12-10 21:15 EST
UT Date & Time2020-12-11 02:15 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle91°
Moving
Facing azimuth270°
First azimuth250°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth340°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length20°
RemarksThe train was incredible. It was dim but stayed in the sky for the entire 5-10 seconds that the fireball traveled. The trail was fairly wide, and the fireball was very large. The fireball was round with rough edges and inconsistent coloring/lighting (somewhat like the moon).
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-