Reports Report 5683a (Event 5683-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5683-2021
Observer
NameWilliam T
Experience Level2/5
RemarksMy partner and I were driving and saw the object/fireball from our vehicle. We did not hear any noise, but wouldn't expect to over the driving noise. The object appeared to come to a rather low altitude. A person had pointed out a 4300 foot hill the day before and it seemed to be around that height when it ended.
Location
AddressKaumakani, HI
Latitude21° 55' 39.13'' N (21.93°)
Longitude 159° 37' 24.27'' W (-159.62°)
Elevation72.83m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-09-13 22:03 HST
UT Date & Time2021-09-14 08:03 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle253°
Moving
Facing azimuth317.09°
First azimuth355.63°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth320.85°
Last elevation37°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorYellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length12°
RemarksLooked like a smoke trail from a single object which broke up while watching and then fizzled. Looked like sparks.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThere seemed to be sparks flying from an object falling apart while we watched
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was as if a single object broke while it was falling.