Reports Report 6079d (Event 6079-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6079-2021
Observer
NamePaul M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksMy only remark is of a personal nature: It was the brightest, closest and largest and most definite fireball I have ever witnessed. It just so happened to be a clear crisp Fall evening in Western NY and I will never ever forget the sighting.
Location
AddressSpringville, NY
Latitude42° 29' 37.78'' N (42.49°)
Longitude 78° 41' 40.66'' W (-78.69°)
Elevation412.02m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-09-24 20:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-09-25 00:00 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle181°
Moving
Facing azimuth182.8°
First azimuth182.4°
First elevation89°
Last azimuth183.1°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length20°
RemarksThe train was brilliantly white, as white and almost as bright as the fireball itself with many smaller fireballs breaking off the entire length though not straying from the train. Imagine a firework immediately after launch leaving a white sparkly trail (minus the smoke) as it climbs but before it explodes, now play that image in your head but imagine the firework was launched from the clouds and pointed towards Earth... that's what the fireball's train looked like!
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fragmentation was bright white and plentiful. It looked almost like a firework being launched with a sparkly trail (without smoke nor an explosion) but unlike a firework it was coming from the sky and headed toward Earth. It fragmented the entire way down until it went below my visible horizon.