Reports Report 5942bf (Event 5942-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5942-2021
Observer
NameMel S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThis was like nothing I've seen before. I've seen shooting stars and this was definitely differently. It looked like a ball of light or fire headed toward the ground and it had a tail of light. Before it dissipated, I saw a flash of yellow, red, then blue then nothing. It went to black.
Location
AddressCharles Town, WV
Latitude39° 16' 52.2'' N (39.28°)
Longitude 77° 50' 40.44'' W (-77.84°)
Elevation150.58m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-09-24 20:35 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-09-25 00:35 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle239°
Moving
Facing azimuth301.81°
First azimuth306.57°
First elevation27°
Last azimuth318.1°
Last elevation18°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorDark Blue, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was like watching a fire ember burn out before hitting the ground. Unlike a shooting star, it looked like the shape of a ball.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-