Reports Report 3097ab (Event 3097-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3097-2019
Observer
NameMichael E
Experience Level1/5
RemarksMy buddy saw it and brought it to my attention at which time I tried to get my phone out to video it. It stayed in the sky for for several seconds but faded before I could get my camera switched to the rear camera. It was a reddish line that measured 8 or 9 inches from my perspective, which had to be miles long at that distance. It surprised us that it stayed so long in the sky and we never saw anything like it before.
Location
AddressMorgantown, WV
Latitude39° 40' 19.21'' N (39.67°)
Longitude 79° 53' 38.49'' W (-79.89°)
Elevation381.87m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-07-20 22:40 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-07-21 02:40 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle258°
Moving
Facing azimuth81.82°
First azimuth57.98°
First elevation80°
Last azimuth54.86°
Last elevation75°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorRed
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length
RemarksGlowing train that persisted and then faded
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-