Reports Report 5469a (Event 5469-2018)

Observer
Name Jillian K
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks It was one of the closest and lowest meteors I've ever seen. I've seen many far away and small. I've seen several large white balls drop straight down in the past. But this one was Orange and low in the atmosphere and mostly horizontal. Duration a bit longer than any others I've seen. I didn't expect it and it startled me--I was actually looking at the stars. It wasn't as large as those white flashy ball dropping from sky, but it wasn't small either. It was big. It was amazing.
Location
Address Portsmouth, RI
Latitude 41° 37' 5.72'' N (41.618256°)
Longitude 71° 14' 32.71'' W (-71.242419°)
Elevation 12.126136m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-06 01:01 EST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-06 06:01 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Direction
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 96°
Moving
Facing azimuth 156.67°
First azimuth 156.47°
First elevation 46°
Last azimuth 268.12°
Last elevation 40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length -
Remarks The train was long. I don't know how to describe it in degrees in above question. I noticed the train getting longer as I panned over to the West with it. It was glowing orange, and dispersed into sections (fragments) after the main body disappeared
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks As went to the west, and disappeared, it dispersed, and the train trail started to break up/fragment before it all totally disappeared In the sky to the west.