Reports Report 7440ck (Event 7440-2020)

Name Sid D
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks This is the first time I’ve reported a fireball! I hope I’ve done this correctly.
Address New City, NY
Latitude 41° 9' 55.09'' N (41.165304°)
Longitude 73° 59' 55.35'' W (-73.998708°)
Elevation 74.166946m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2020-12-07 19:31 EST
UT Date & Time 2020-12-08 00:31 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up to down
Descent Angle 180°
Facing azimuth 350°
First azimuth 350°
First elevation 20°
Last azimuth 350°
Last elevation 15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 10°
Remarks A long train with definitive fragmentation at the head and coming off the train and looked like a slight flash towards the end! I’ve seen “shooting stars” before but nothing quite like this!
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks As the fireball descended the flash happened right before it “disintegrated” above the horizon.
Observation Yes
Remarks Yes, as it descended, clear fragmentation from the “head” and “tail.”