Reports Report 1142f (Event 1142-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1142-2018
Observer
NameJoanne H
Experience Level1/5
RemarksMost fascinating thing I’ve ever seen. When I see shooting stars, they are white and skinny. This was an orange explosion that I ran inside and told my husband that I may have witnessed a plane explosion bc of the orange but he said meteors can be orange. I neighbor gave me this site to report.
Location
AddressSterling, VA
Latitude39° 3' 13.19'' N (39.05°)
Longitude 77° 20' 9.87'' W (-77.34°)
Elevation102.23m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-03-22 22:30 EDT
UT Date & Time2018-03-23 02:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle237°
Moving
Facing azimuth0.26°
First azimuth9.94°
First elevation46°
Last azimuth331.73°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksBright orange blast, looked like an explosion
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-