Reports Report 5809du (Event 5809-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5809-2022
Observer
NameMichael C
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThe closest looking object I've ever seen fall out of the sky with such a color change from white to red. A red tail grew behind it before I lost sight of it behind the 100 plus foot trees across the street. Great sighting.
Location
AddressPlainville, CT
Latitude41° 40' 35.76'' N (41.68°)
Longitude 72° 51' 1.88'' W (-72.85°)
Elevation58.58m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-09-02 23:10 EDT
UT Date & Time2022-09-03 03:10 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle181°
Moving
Facing azimuth337.29°
First azimuth343.25°
First elevation75°
Last azimuth345.38°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorRed, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length10°
RemarksStarted white then turned dark red and a red tail appeared behind it as it fell almost straight down from my perspective
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksStarted as bright as a normal star then slowly got brighter and brighter white till it was so bright hard to look then boom all red with a large red tail behind it
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksStarted as bright as a normal star then slowly got brighter and brighter white till it was so bright hard to look then boom all red with a large red tail behind it