Reports Report 31ed (Event 31-2019)

Name Diane B
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks Fireball started small and very fast (I first thought it was a military jet with a landing light on), blazed brightly (so seemed much larger than when it first appeared) then faded out with a very brief glowing trail
Address Manakin-Sabot, VA
Latitude 37° 41' 38.12'' N (37.693922°)
Longitude 77° 42' 39.46'' W (-77.710961°)
Elevation 99.037827m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2019-01-09 06:45 EST
UT Date & Time 2019-01-09 11:45 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 104°
Facing azimuth 106°
First azimuth 75.97°
First elevation 65°
Last azimuth 125.05°
Last elevation 21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Remarks glowed after the ball fizzled out
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -