Reports Report 7440bq (Event 7440-2020)

Name Kevin F
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Was very bright orange, I’ve seen a blue one before streak across the sky. Bright quick flash appeared in the sky, caught my eye, looked as I was driving and saw the fireball and it’s tail appear coming almost straight down rather then across
Address , NY
Latitude 40° 34' 19.44'' N (40.572067°)
Longitude 74° 7' 5.54'' W (-74.118205°)
Elevation 14.666853m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2020-12-07 19:27 EST
UT Date & Time 2020-12-08 00:27 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 173°
Facing azimuth 350.36°
First azimuth 353.25°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 341.04°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks A bright flash and then the tail appeared
Observation No
Remarks -