Reports Report 5442o (Event 5442-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5442-2021
Observer
NameBlake M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksReally special to see something like this.
Location
AddressColumbia, MD
Latitude39° 12' 31.23'' N (39.21°)
Longitude 76° 55' 6.2'' W (-76.92°)
Elevation128.9m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-09-08 22:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-09-09 02:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle182°
Moving
Facing azimuth202.66°
First azimuth195.52°
First elevation51°
Last azimuth212.22°
Last elevation55°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorYellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksBright like a shooting star then blasted and fragmented as if a plane was exploding, which is what I initially thought may have happened. The trajectory was straight down though from seemingly way too high up for a plane. The individual pieces flew aflame momentarily until they were extinguished. Like a shotgun blast straight down.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIn a matter of seconds it went from shooting star to sky explosion to falling fire to nothing but remaining gas.