Reports Report 277a (Event 277-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 277-2020
Observer
NameMichael L
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt was bright enough that I first saw it in the reflection on the water from the dock that I'm sitting on, while looking down at a very dim cell phone screen. It lasted long enough for me to look up and still see it. Since typical reaction time is about 2 and 1/2 seconds I know it lasted at least that long. Much brighter than a typical shooting star. Left a trail, but not after it had disappeared. there was somewhat of a distant flash on the horizon, similar to a transformer blowing, but also some cloud cover or haze on the Horizon, and that's in the direction of a small City.
Location
AddressValdosta, GA
Latitude30° 46' 22.26'' N (30.77°)
Longitude 83° 9' 36.22'' W (-83.16°)
Elevation50.76m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-01-13 21:45 EST
UT Date & Time2020-01-14 02:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle181°
Moving
Facing azimuth57.99°
First azimuth228.93°
First elevation90°
Last azimuth55.64°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-