Reports Report 7440et (Event 7440-2020)

Name Michael D
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks What I considered unusual involving what I witnessed this evening was the completely vertical trajectory. Also the height it occurred. It seemed as if the elevation was relatively like a commercial firework. Which it was not a firework. Looked like a car sized fireball falling from the sky.
Address Waterbury, CT
Latitude 41° 34' 33.11'' N (41.575864°)
Longitude 73° 3' 2.44'' W (-73.050678°)
Elevation 91.826096m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2020-12-07 19:05 EST
UT Date & Time 2020-12-08 00:05 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up to down
Descent Angle 180°
Facing azimuth 53.49°
First azimuth 54.02°
First elevation 43°
Last azimuth 58.86°
Last elevation 37°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -8
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -