Reports Report 7440bk (Event 7440-2020)

Name Melanie R
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks -
Address Toronto, Ontario (CA)
Latitude 43° 38' 13.13'' N (43.636981°)
Longitude 79° 25' 35.86'' W (-79.426629°)
Elevation 92.781212m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2020-12-07 19:37 EST
UT Date & Time 2020-12-08 00:37 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 192°
Facing azimuth 70.32°
First azimuth 71.58°
First elevation 48°
Last azimuth 71.23°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -24
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 4s
Length 30°
Remarks Glowing (gold and yellow glow, faint burnt orange center gradient) and illuminating train, trailing out and fragmenting.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Terminal explosion was very faint, almost indistinguishable from the “thickness” of the trail and when it did occur, the meteorite still had one quarter of its trail still visible (only the beginning of the trail had begun dissipating).
Observation Yes
Remarks Sitting on second floor patio of a two storey home. First appearance as a thin, slivered and “white" streak appeared a little higher than midway through the sky, seemingly out of nowhere as I was already looking straight at this section of the sky before the appearance. No flash was accompanied with the initial appearance of this thin streak. It’s appearance in the sky was seen as a very thin trail (