Reports Report 2281bk (Event 2281-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2281-2021
Observer
NameShawn P
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI initially thought I saw a plane crash due to the bright firey color, smoke trail, fragmentation and because we have a lot of aircraft in the area bpth civil and commercial airliners. We are 4 miles to FLL.
Location
AddressFort Lauderdale, FL
Latitude26° 7' 53.94'' N (26.13°)
Longitude 80° 6' 2.03'' W (-80.1°)
Elevation-0.7m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-04-12 22:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-04-13 02:15 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle231°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth-
First elevation60°
Last azimuth-
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorOrange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length20°
RemarksGlowing trail
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksA bright flash as it disappeared behind buildings on the beachfront
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksObject appeared to be breaking up as it descended