Reports Report 381cv (Event 381-2015)

Name Peter A
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks -
Address Wexford, PA
Latitude 40° 36' 22.32'' N (40.6062°)
Longitude 80° 3' 32.77'' W (-80.059102°)
Elevation 362.973541m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-17 04:50 EST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-17 09:50 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 172°
Facing azimuth 71.85°
First azimuth 64.49°
First elevation 54°
Last azimuth 74.1°
Last elevation 30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -23
Color White and light blue
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks One boom followed by 2-3 less loud booms in very quick succession
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks The streak became a bright flash over 4-5 seconds (it was longer, but I'm describing what I saw directly) that was very bright, like a manganese flare. From the flare I think 4-5 pieces broke off at +/- 10-15 degrees from the original trajectory with a slight arc to earth. The event was silent until I heard the blast about 4 minutes later.