Reports Report 9044ax (Event 9044-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 9044-2021
Observer
NameDale L
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt started in from the north and proceeded across the sky to the south. I was driving so work on a 4 lane highway so I could see the whole thing from start to finish. Never saw anything this big in the sky glowing with big red tails before. I first thougt it was a plane on fire. It did not move across the sky as fast as I have seen meteors. It was faster than a plane but not like a shooting star. Much slower.
Location
AddressLincoln University, PA
Latitude39° 45' 44.06'' N (39.76°)
Longitude 75° 53' 17.31'' W (-75.89°)
Elevation94.62m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-12-15 06:18 EST
UT Date & Time2021-12-15 11:18 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth70°
First azimuth3.72°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth101.67°
Last elevation55°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorRed
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was a glowing fireball going across most of the sky with 3 red tails like rocket engines then it exploded into many pieces which glowed and had trailing red streams behind
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was a large fireball then it suddenly exploded into many pieces which glowed for a second or two, then it all went out