Reports Report 5496dr (Event 5496-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5496-2022
Observer
NameMark T
Experience Level3/5
RemarksStreak of light with a bright multicolored terminus. We both thought the streak had color too, but it could have been the terminus colors passing very rapidly and fooling our eyes. As we drove east, it passed very rapidly from nearly my left peripheral to almost directly ahead, slightly arching. The streak did not linger, and the terminus winked out in clear night sky about 30 degrees above horizon. Some few cars of oncoming traffic (traveling west) and one in front of me (traveling east) approximately 200 yards ahead. Some of those cars hit their brakes and seemed to swerve during the 2-3 seconds of passage. In general, it seemed much closer than commercial flights due to its size and was much faster.
Location
AddressNew Castle, PA
Latitude40° 58' 29.69'' N (40.97°)
Longitude 80° 16' 26.09'' W (-80.27°)
Elevation368.41m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-08-28 20:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2022-08-29 00:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle94°
Moving
Facing azimuth91.23°
First azimuth15.49°
First elevation53°
Last azimuth92.58°
Last elevation34°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorBlue, Green, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
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Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-