Reports Report 209q (Event 209-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 209-2021
Observer
NameLu C
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was driving westbound on I64 approaching the I295 interchange toward Richmond. At approx 3:57am a brilliant flash of light appeared in my peripheral vision on my left and I turned to see the long sparkling trail.
Location
AddressSandston, VA
Latitude37° 30' 49.12'' N (37.51°)
Longitude 77° 14' 20.77'' W (-77.24°)
Elevation44.27m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-01-11 03:57 EST
UT Date & Time2021-01-11 08:57 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle162°
Moving
Facing azimuth275.71°
First azimuth175.1°
First elevation37°
Last azimuth182.54°
Last elevation49°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
Color-
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length-
RemarksSparkly trail. Full at first then became more narrow as it faded
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksVery bright. Lit up the dark sky at approx 3:57am
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-