Reports Report 5280w (Event 5280-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5280-2022
Observer
NameLisa L
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was outside, talking with my husband, I happened to be looking out low in the sky and saw what I would describe as a meteor, it was large, a roundish shape, falling straight down, all of a sudden it flashed and was the yellowish gold color with a little bit of sparking around it and then disappeared. I have seen several "shooting stars" in my life, but this was different, it was close by and low in the sky, it was falling straight down and not arching through the sky. It was an amazing experience, unfortunately, my husband was not able to turn around fast enough to witness it.
Location
AddressLakewood Ranch, FL
Latitude27° 25' 35.32'' N (27.43°)
Longitude 82° 24' 25.88'' W (-82.41°)
Elevation10.5m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-08-17 21:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2022-08-18 01:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth60°
First azimuth60°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth60°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorLight Green then it burst into a yellow/gold color
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was the bright light green color and then suddenly it was a bright yellow/gold color
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt predominantly was a bright yellow/gold ball but there were some sparkling small pieces of the yellow color around the main ball of color