Reports Report 7440dz (Event 7440-2020)

Name Stephanie B
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I’ve seen meteor showers/ shooting stars but I’ve never seen anything like this. Looked like something blew up in the sky
Address Tonawanda, NY
Latitude 42° 59' 54.67'' N (42.99852°)
Longitude 78° 50' 22.78'' W (-78.839662°)
Elevation 174.806808m
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 268°
Facing azimuth 20°
First azimuth 30°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 20°
Last elevation 60°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Orange, Yellow, Red, bright orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration -
Length -
Remarks Looked like a VERY thick shooting star but not clear/white. Very orange, looked on fire. Lasted about 2-3 seconds maybe
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -