Reports Report 4629j (Event 4629-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4629-2016
Observer
NameDouglas M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksA fast moving fireball with blue trail is a very close in to see. Believe the ball burt up while watching, only to see the trail still visible, quite a site
Location
AddressVirginia Beach, VA
Latitude36° 47' 46.96'' N (36.8°)
Longitude 76° 6' 7.33'' W (-76.1°)
Elevation5.57m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-11-21 17:51 EST
UT Date & Time2016-11-21 22:51 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth141.22°
First azimuth40.22°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth60.53°
Last elevation60°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-27
ColorWhite, blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length30°
RemarksA long blue train that burned out after bright whit ball disappeared overhead
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarks Explosion that dissipated as if it were smoke close in the earth atmosphere, about as high as a jet aircraft
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksFragments disappeared after ball dissipated