Reports Report 5b (Event 5-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5-2020
Observer
NameThomas J
Experience Level2/5
RemarksWas driving on a neighborhood street with no traffic. My wife was with me and saw the same event. We had a picture perfect view thru the windshield. Windows were up, so we hear nothing. Have observed several meteor showers, have not seen anything as bright and distinct as this. Lasted no more than 3 seconds..
Location
AddressFruitland Park, FL
Latitude28° 51' 32.25'' N (28.86°)
Longitude 81° 56' 18.04'' W (-81.94°)
Elevation23.87m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-12-31 21:30 EST
UT Date & Time2020-01-01 02:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle136°
Moving
Facing azimuth200°
First azimuth180°
First elevation68°
Last azimuth240°
Last elevation33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorOrange center with light green halo. Trialing sparkling orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length20°
RemarksPitch black cloudless sky. Definite trail of orange sparkles.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSaw a bright orange center almost a fuzy halo around it, then a trail of orange sparkles appeared right behind the meteor for 20 degrees. Meteor then winked out and was gone.