Reports Report 7440bg (Event 7440-2020)

Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I hit the brake as I pulled out of McDonalds to watch it. It was a streak of sparkling bright orange with what looked like a small star at the end. It was pretty close to the horizon when I saw it. It lasted long enough for me to think “hey a shooting star! Wait no...that’s a fireball.” It was gone fairly quickly.
Address South Waverly, PA
Latitude 41° 59' 38.76'' N (41.9941°)
Longitude 76° 31' 46.9'' W (-76.529695°)
Elevation 247.458893m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2020-12-07 19:28 EST
UT Date & Time 2020-12-08 00:28 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 212°
Facing azimuth 19.14°
First azimuth 21.72°
First elevation 10°
Last azimuth 26.26°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -