Reports Report 5901a (Event 5901-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5901-2020
Observer
NameLindsay C
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI can't figure out what we saw other than that it could have been a fireball. I began searching for answers and ended up here. It was bright and seemed to be flaming like a ball of fire! I called for my little boy, then my husband, and by the time my husband arrived from the other room, we ran onto balcony and we saw it burn out over the ocean. It seemed like it was coming our way from over the ocean.
Location
AddressHilton Head Island, SC
Latitude32° 8' 22.08'' N (32.14°)
Longitude 80° 45' 18.93'' W (-80.76°)
Elevation5.36m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-10-16 19:48 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-10-16 23:48 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle272°
Moving
Facing azimuth149.19°
First azimuth157.06°
First elevation57°
Last azimuth146.02°
Last elevation50°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length-
RemarksI saw what looked like 2 burning embers separate and fall as it burned out.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt began as a bright ball of fire, then got smaller, then burnt out and seemed to separate into two burning embers (tiny) that fell for just a second as they burnt out.