Reports Report 2281gu (Event 2281-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2281-2021
Observer
NameJennifer S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI happened to walk outside to let the dog out before bedtime and noticed a dappled glow like moonlight on the patio but it was shimmery moving. I look to my left and saw the fireball arcing over rhe tree line. It was , from my position, like a quarter size in the sky glowing bright red and yellow and white. It seemed to sparkle almost and it had a white, light yellow tail. The tail was, relative to the ball, kinda short-- like 3 or 4 times the length of the ball itself. And then because I am in a very dense area, it went beyond the trees and I lost sight. It came from south to north, toward west palm and had maybe a slight easterly angle. What a cool thing to see. I don't believe it was space debris-- it was one ball that seemed to be flashing a bit like a disco ball but looked as hot as a star. Hope others saw it too! Sorry no pictures. I was just quickly letting dog out for her night patrol.
Location
AddressLake Worth, FL
Latitude26° 33' 37.96'' N (26.56°)
Longitude 80° 9' 54.44'' W (-80.17°)
Elevation9.16m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-04-12 22:13 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-04-13 02:13 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle258°
Moving
Facing azimuth126.7°
First azimuth122.73°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth65.06°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorLight Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-