Reports Report 31cl (Event 31-2019)

Name Jessica Z
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I was looking at the stars and satellite air planes in the sky on the end of my early morning walk with my dog. I always like to look at the sky and figure out which are which thing. I looked to my left and saw what I distinguished was a star because it wasn’t moving and it wasn’t crazy bright when all of a sudden it appeared to catch fire. It literally looked like a dark circle with flames all around it and then it took off and disappeared. I continued to look at the sky around it to see if I could see any sort of smoke trail to question whether or not is was a star or something man made but couldn’t find anything.
Address Virginia Beach, VA
Latitude 36° 52' 1.62'' N (36.867118°)
Longitude 76° 2' 17.58'' W (-76.038218°)
Elevation 5.167m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2019-01-09 06:33 EST
UT Date & Time 2019-01-09 11:33 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 100°
Facing azimuth 60°
First azimuth 65.64°
First elevation 35°
Last azimuth 85°
Last elevation 28°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -19
Color Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
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