Reports Report 31ev (Event 31-2019)

Name Melissa N
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I’ve seen a lot of meteor showers and “falling stars”, but this is by far the brightest/closest, most impressive one I’ve ever seen.
Address Chesterfield, VA
Latitude 37° 24' 3.66'' N (37.401018°)
Longitude 77° 41' 56.89'' W (-77.699135°)
Elevation 75.711426m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2019-01-09 06:35 EST
UT Date & Time 2019-01-09 11:35 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 120°
Facing azimuth 76.19°
First azimuth 46.99°
First elevation 47°
Last azimuth 100.5°
Last elevation 14°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
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Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
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Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It seemed to get brighter just before “going out”, almost looked like it got dark around it (perhaps dark smoke from the explosion?). It was dark out, but the horizon was getting lighter.
Observation Unknown
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