Reports Report 31ee (Event 31-2019)

Name Barry C
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks This was one huge fireball. I was out before daybreak on my early morning walk facing approximately ESE when it appeared. I was wearing a baseball cap and looked up as it was already fully bright. I ran to catch as much of it as I could before it went below the tree line and houses. I was not able to see it burn out, but I saw it for at least 2 seconds. I've seen meteors before with long tails, but I've never seen one this bright and this big. I had a tail, but not very much that I recall, just unbelievably large and bright. Thrilling!
Address Laurel, VA
Latitude 37° 38' 34.52'' N (37.642923°)
Longitude 77° 30' 31.95'' W (-77.508874°)
Elevation 68.657066m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2019-01-09 06:35 EST
UT Date & Time 2019-01-09 11:35 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 119°
Facing azimuth 109.44°
First azimuth 102.19°
First elevation 13°
Last azimuth 114.55°
Last elevation 11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
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Persistent train
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Duration -
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Terminal flash
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