Reports Report 6425hs (Event 6425-2020)

Observer
Name John M
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks The brightest object I’ve ever seen—we were dining outside in a remote spot. Otherwise we would have thought it was a firework or flare. It appeared as a white or silver flare. But then we realized there was no way it was a flare for there was no one around who could have shot off a flare. And flares are also usually red...
Location
Address Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Latitude 41° 13' 10.6'' N (41.219612°)
Longitude 73° 54' 3.07'' W (-73.900854°)
Elevation 160.578644m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2020-11-08 19:30 EST
UT Date & Time 2020-11-09 00:30 UT
Duration <1s
Direction
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 88°
Moving
Facing azimuth 80.37°
First azimuth 75.24°
First elevation 64°
Last azimuth 357.77°
Last elevation 45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -15
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration -
Length 15°
Remarks White to yellow trail
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Was a bright steady light, then a flash and then gone
Fragmentation
Observation Unknown
Remarks -