Reports Report 7589aa (Event 7589-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 7589-2020
NameEvan C
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI am between 3 and 4. I actively seek meteorological events and meteor showers and greatly enjoy them, like to have them explained and read about them, but no deeper than publicly available outlets and reports. I would not go so far as to say I am an amateur astronomer. What I saw was amazing. Impossible, I know, but I would give anything to be able to predict the next one and have everyone in my family facing the right direction at the right time. My fiance turned around to just catch the last instant. I grew up in the rural South, am an avid hiker/camper, have traveled the world and have seen many many a shooting star, I've even been lucky enough to photograph more than one above amazing landscapes. This was like nothing I have ever seen. It was wonderfully special, and so early in the evening!If there is any official report, or professional observation of what I saw, I would love to hear about what it was. It was googling the date and area to see if there was any info that brought me here. Glad I ran across this website, what a great project!
AddressTroy, OH
Latitude40° 3' 19.79'' N (40.06°)
Longitude 84° 9' 10.49'' W (-84.15°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-12-10 19:30 EST
UT Date & Time2020-12-11 00:30 UT
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle261°
Facing azimuth46.8°
First azimuth60.1°
First elevation21°
Last azimuth47.67°
Last elevation19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorI am red/green colorblind, but it was one of the most truly fire colored sky events I have ever seen. I have done lots of stargazing and seem any meteor showers. Where most are streaks of white light at best, this was a sparking ball of fire! yellow/red t
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
RemarksOnly visible as long as the object was. I would say that it was as likely to be a trail of light in my vision as it was a physical train, but it remained fixed to the object's trajectory, not my vision so I will report it as a train. Visually it was akin to a faint smoke trail / boat wake (though in the time it was visible did not expand rapidly as a wake would.) If it lingered, it was not visible without the light from the fireball.
Terminal flash
RemarksSparking as it crossed the sky. The sparks appeared behind and around, but none lingered any longer than a spark, and they did not linger as a tail any further than one fireball's diameter behind the fireball