Reports Report 4480m (Event 4480-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4480-2020
Observer
NameMelissa M
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt looked like a ball on fire dropping at an angle from the sky. I was stunned. It did not last long enough for me to get my words out to direct my companion to look at it. It was distinctly round and bigger than the meteors I saw last week. I cannot say I am sure what it was, but this is the only thing that seems to make sense.
Location
AddressCape Charles, VA
Latitude37° 16' 42.86'' N (37.28°)
Longitude 76° 1' 36.75'' W (-76.03°)
Elevation-3.24m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-08-18 21:45 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-08-19 01:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle24°
Moving
Facing azimuth303.94°
First azimuth342.69°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth301.7°
Last elevation40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorOrange, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-