Reports Report 7440ak (Event 7440-2020)

Name Craig M
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks The flash was startling. The duration lasted long enough for my wife to turn 180° and also observe the bright white fireball and sparkling orange tail. Spectacular. Possibly a once in a lifetime sighting & experience. Feeling blessed.
Address Kingston, Ontario (CA)
Latitude 44° 15' 7.37'' N (44.252046°)
Longitude 76° 36' 5.04'' W (-76.601401°)
Elevation 100.620308m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2020-12-07 19:30 EST
UT Date & Time 2020-12-08 00:30 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 204°
Facing azimuth 66.68°
First azimuth 36.35°
First elevation 75°
Last azimuth 47.25°
Last elevation 26°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Bright white flash. Enough to light up outdoors.
Observation Yes
Remarks Orange sparkling trail and off-shooting, reminiscent of a firework