Reports Report 7540oe (Event 7540-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 7540-2021
Observer
NameStevan D
Experience Level4/5
RemarksIt looked exactly like a firework but in reverse. Very sharp downward angle, extremely bright, closer and sharper angle than any meteor I've ever seen. 30 year telescope owner, amazing to see so close.
Location
AddressRaleigh, NC
Latitude35° 41' 30.86'' N (35.69°)
Longitude 78° 40' 6'' W (-78.67°)
Elevation96.15m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-11-10 21:11 EST
UT Date & Time2021-11-11 02:11 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle192°
Moving
Facing azimuth90.82°
First azimuth91.42°
First elevation81°
Last azimuth95.07°
Last elevation29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksA soft "fwhhp" almost like a small pop as it burned out at the end of its trajectory.
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
RemarksA smoke train from the last bit of trajectory as it burned out. I was close enough to see a wisp of smoke from what was left of the object, which looked like a small smoke ring that didn't dissipate and floated away on the breeze.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe object burned out with a final flash, and I was close enough to see a wisp of smoke from what was left of the object.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-