Reports Report 9421w (Event 9421-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 9421-2021
Observer
NameCody Z
Experience Level4/5
RemarksIt was very sudden, and it started off dim and grew to be incredibly bright before it faded out. It had an extremely yellowish white glow to it, and was brighter than the streetlights by a large degree, even against the sunrise. Very beautiful and it was quite long lasting, at about 4.5 seconds, with the tail lingering for another additional two seconds.
Location
AddressNorth Tonawanda, NY
Latitude43° 4' 35.44'' N (43.08°)
Longitude 78° 54' 2.75'' W (-78.9°)
Elevation173.1m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-12-23 07:10 EST
UT Date & Time2021-12-23 12:10 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle260°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth135°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth110°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorYellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length25°
RemarksThe fireball left a glowing train with a bit of smoke behind it, in a streak roughly the length of two fists held together at arm's length across the sky
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-