It was an amazing and awe inspiring moment. But - as noted - at first I thought it was a manned space craft of some sort that had exploded - like the space station. The light flash and smoke trail was that large
Chagrin Falls, OH
41° 25' 42,66'' N (41,43°)
81° 21' 13,06'' W (-81,35°)
Uhrzeit und Dauer
Datum & Uhrzeit (Ortszeit)
30.09.2020 06:18 EDT
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After the light explosion and long light flash - the smoke train lasted 15-20 seconds. When the Flash dissipated , the smoke train was clearly visible for approx 15-20 seconds. It was a dark sky - but the smoke train was very large and very visible. Very Large in length and width. Almost thought it was the space station that exploded. The smoke train was heavy - long - wide and billowy.
The original explosion of light lit up the dark morning sky immensely. What was dark - was lit up like late morning light. That light explosion was a few seconds long. Then the post explosion light / fireball lasted another 3-5 seconds. It was quite powerful.
As noted above - the residual light lasted another 3-5 seconds. Large illuminating flash (few seconds) ... followed by light from a fireball For an additional 3-5 seconds