Reports Report 2281ih (Event 2281-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2281-2021
Observer
NameJim S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksNo
Location
AddressPort Orange, FL
Latitude29° 7' 33.36'' N (29.13°)
Longitude 81° 1' 47.81'' W (-81.03°)
Elevation8.1m
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 Angle213°
Moving
Facing azimuth109.17°
First azimuth111.42°
First elevation69°
Last azimuth99.94°
Last elevation13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksI ride my Bicycle late at night for exercise when I saw the brightest object I ever seen in the sky. The streak was almost a 1/4 in. In width at the top, mid way down it exploded into a ball, about half the size of a full harvest moon. After this it maintain the same course, but was a little wider then when I first sighted object. I thought I heard 3 or 4 sonic booms, about 2 to 4 seconds after event. They were mild concussion’s. That short sound delay, would place it close to the coast. The sounds were low volume, and I wear hearing aids, almost on the level of pressure sensation and not hearing. I thought at the time that the sound could be my imagination. I dial 911, because I thought it might be a space launch that had gone wrong; that call is on my phone at 10:15pm, and a few minutes later I called channel 2 news. The explosion (burst) made me think it could be man made craft, and the speed was far slower then a meteor, but far faster then an airplane. My gut tells me it was man-made.
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksHalf way through its decent, it seemed to slow and burst into a fuzzy ball, then continued on its same course. The fuzz I took as burning material. It was brighter then a full moon, but half the size.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-