Reports Report 2671ad (Event 2671-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2671-2021
Observer
NameSuresh S
Experience Level5/5
RemarksOne if the very brightest bollides I've seen in my 37 years as an observer.
Location
AddressPalisade, MN
Latitude46° 38' 49.41'' N (46.65°)
Longitude 93° 27' 53.76'' W (-93.46°)
Elevation389.06m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-05-09 03:20 CDT
UT Date & Time2021-05-09 08:20 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle67°
Moving
Facing azimuth248.24°
First azimuth222.34°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth227.08°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-14
ColorBlue, Green, Orange, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt moved swifly, maybe 35 degrees in about 5 seconds. First was red and orange in color and about -2 mag. Then started to fragment after 3 seconds and about 15 degrees of movement. It then terminated after about 30 degrees in a very bright flash of maybe -14 mag. with strong blue and green color. It cast strong shadows during the flash. It started low in the southwestern sky around Libra in our very dark and clear Bortle 2 sky and ended up nearly due west of us near Canes Venatici.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksFirst was red and orange in color and about -2 mag. Then started to fragment after 3 seconds and about 15 degrees of movement. It then terminated after about 30 degrees in a very bright flash of maybe -14 mag. with strong blue and green color. It cast strong shadows during the flash. No smoke or residual trail was seen, and there was no sound.