Reports Report 159f (Event 159-2019)

Name Linda M
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was letting my dog out at appx. 3:15 AM on January 9 and as I was standing by the back door looking out and facing west north west, a bright light appeared in the sky and my first thought was that is was an airplane, then, I thought, 'no', a helicopter?, then 'no' a shooting star? it passed through the sky and seemed to disappear as it traveled west to north--I then realized that it was not a shooting star because it lasted too long. It was a very bright, round object--it was awesome!
Address Montclair, VA
Latitude 38° 36' 16.04'' N (38.604455°)
Longitude 77° 19' 51.55'' W (-77.330985°)
Elevation 46.660183m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2019-01-09 03:15 EST
UT Date & Time 2019-01-09 08:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 91°
Facing azimuth 306.03°
First azimuth 268.44°
First elevation 50°
Last azimuth 354.5°
Last elevation 35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -