Reports Report 2394g (Event 2394-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2394-2021
NameJordan B
Experience Level4/5
RemarksIf you have any questions, please feel free to reach out via email. Now retired, I was once a Navigator/Operations Officer on a military ship and have observed the night sky for long periods of time over many years on the ocean and have never seen anything like what I saw last night. I would very much like to know what we saw and also if any others in other places saw something similar. The only narrative detail I'm fuzzy on is the order of the colors, blue to orange or vice versa, as it happened so incredibly fast. If I had been solo, I would've doubted whether it had even happened it was that fast.
AddressShelton, CT
Latitude41° 15' 36.49'' N (41.26°)
Longitude 73° 5' 21.08'' W (-73.09°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-04-19 22:30 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-04-20 02:30 UT
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Facing azimuth28.05°
First azimuth30°
First elevation90°
Last azimuth32.76°
Last elevation90°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-28
ColorIt was both orange and blue
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
Terminal flash
RemarksWhat I/we saw was like an electrical explosion in the upper atmosphere that did not appear to any of us to have a centralized point of origin or light source. I once saw a power transformer explode and that flash is what I would like it to. The flash lit up the entire visible night sky either orange and then blue or blue and then orange for a split second - I cannot remember in which order. A group of 3 fisherman (I was among the 3 standing on the peninsula's East side) and another group of 2 fisherman (1 on the Southern tip and 1 on the West side of the peninsula) independent of one another all saw the same intense flash of light. All yelled to ask if the other's had witnessed it. None of us saw an object (like a comet, meteor, or shooting star) in the sky that could explain it, though we had seen shooting stars earlier in the night and also after. We all described it as if someone had flipped a switch and changed the color of the sky for a split second. Craziest thing any of us have ever seen in the night sky. It occurred sometime between 2230-2300. This statement is true and accurate to the best of my recollection.