Reports Report 9044j (Event 9044-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 9044-2021
Observer
NameRichard J
Experience Level3/5
Remarksfireball appeared to be travelling low and relatively slowly, leading me to hope it was not a plane on fire and disintegrating. Speed estimation, of course, is relative to distance...which i could not determine
Location
AddressWest Chester, PA
Latitude39° 56' 12.16'' N (39.94°)
Longitude 75° 35' 4.62'' W (-75.58°)
Elevation134.1m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-12-15 06:10 EST
UT Date & Time2021-12-15 11:10 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle104°
Moving
Facing azimuth92.88°
First azimuth63.53°
First elevation36°
Last azimuth148.2°
Last elevation19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorOrange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksapprox a dozen fiery fragments following a larger leading fragment...fragment numbers appeared to increase with time of observation