Reports Report 8053h (Event 8053-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 8053-2020
Observer
NameMichael C
Experience Level1/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressSouth Bend, IN
Latitude41° 41' 42.35'' N (41.7°)
Longitude 86° 15' 26.37'' W (-86.26°)
Elevation210.06m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-12-23 07:32 EST
UT Date & Time2020-12-23 12:32 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle94°
Moving
Facing azimuth39.31°
First azimuth8.3°
First elevation11°
Last azimuth21.34°
Last elevation11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was a bright disk, about the size of the sun, moving faster than an airplane, moving east. I saw it shed a fragment about 20% of its size, then a second, much smaller one, and maybe some very small bits. Then it vanished in the sky. It was behind thin clouds. It seemed like it might hit the ground. It was a lot like that fireball in Russia a few years ago, but smaller and briefer.