Reports Report 5441mk (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
NameDavid W
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI didnt think anyone would believe me if I said anything. Below is the text I sent my wife after it happened at 633am--------quote"Hhmmm. Just saw something weird in sky way up there in distance. A blue flash trailed by orange tail before going away. Almost likena shooting star but much bigger. Didnt seemnlike a star" end quote
Location
AddressWaldorf, MD
Latitude38° 36' 39.48'' N (38.61°)
Longitude 76° 49' 27.01'' W (-76.82°)
Elevation58.04m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-30 06:26 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-30 10:26 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle100°
Moving
Facing azimuth269.19°
First azimuth280.48°
First elevation
Last azimuth297.65°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-
ColorLight Blue, Orange, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length-
RemarksFirst saw a bright light blue flash. Then saw orange trail. It all happened within 1-1.5 seconds by the time I saw it. I was driving on a back road.. no street or traffic lights. Just my headlights.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI almost mistook it for the flash of one of those radio towers because I saw two of those and then the flash that was much brighter before the orange trail came. It reminded me of when a spaceship goes into warp speed... flash, trail and then instantly gone.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-