Reports Report 9069j (Event 9069-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 9069-2022
Observer
NameWill C
Experience Level1/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressTrenton, ME
Latitude44° 27' 1.8'' N (44.45°)
Longitude 68° 22' 4.32'' W (-68.37°)
Elevation30.25m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-11-20 17:00 EST
UT Date & Time2022-11-20 22:00 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle271°
Moving
Facing azimuth110°
First azimuth130°
First elevation67°
Last azimuth60°
Last elevation48°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length10°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksOriginally thought it was an airplane as I was near an airport but the size and speed and color, most notably fragmentation is what made me stop my car and observe. I firmly believe this was an asteroid or other object based on the color gradient and trailing fragments.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksFragmentation was pretty obvious and is what made me stop to watch. Anywhere from 2-3 fragments at a time until they disappeared.