Reports Report 6746bf (Event 6746-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6746-2021
Observer
Namekirk G
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI am a TV meteorologist. I phoned the Charleston NWS office to report and left a message. Time was 00:43-00:45 less than a minute, as my car clock is a minute or two behind. Could have been a military jet headed to Columbus.
Location
Address, OH
Latitude39° 18' 17.22'' N (39.3°)
Longitude 81° 57' 38.98'' W (-81.96°)
Elevation189.82m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-10-20 00:43 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-10-20 04:43 UT
Duration>60s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle91°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth170°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth320°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration60s
Length
RemarksHorizontal, becoming more obvious as the object over took me and outran me. Thought it was a medflight helicopter headed for Athens at first, til it grew a glowing steady tail. From SE to NW crossed W Rte 50 ahead of me and then beyond tree lined hill to NW just to the right of my direction of travel. Steady, smooth movement, no curves, no flashes, no sparkles, easily as bright as Jupiter, which it nearly passed in front of from my moving vantage point. My windows were up, listening to a podcast while driving. Couldn't hear any sound.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-