Reports Report 5549ae (Event 5549-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5549-2020
Observer
NameKathleen J
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI was upstairs, all lights off, laying in bed, lookin at my lit phone sending an email... when a falling VERY bright flash of light outside in the sky caught my attention out of the corner of my eye. It was SOOO bright, huge, very low (just above the tree line outside my second floor window) moving fast and falling. Never seen anything like that before. Especially because it was super bright and low.
Location
AddressGainesville, VA
Latitude38° 46' 48'' N (38.78°)
Longitude 77° 39' 21.82'' W (-77.66°)
Elevation101.04m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-10-06 02:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-10-06 06:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle124°
Moving
Facing azimuth306°
First azimuth307°
First elevation22°
Last azimuth333°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorBright light blue / white combination
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksJust another smaller falling fragment that was white and farther away and not as bright.