Reports Report 1775bh (Event 1775-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1775-2019
Observer
NameDaniel S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksStunning, a wonder, a bright light...'big'..falling from left to right seeming to break up...disappearing, as I live in a forest but trees not leafed out yet. I gasped, tried to show my wife, but it was gone. I literally thought it was a plane going down (we live near an airbase) and waited for an explosion ...nothing...but the image of a bright falling light is burned in my memory. Have often seen on TV, never in person...wow...
Location
AddressUpper Marlboro, MD
Latitude38° 50' 42.64'' N (38.85°)
Longitude 76° 45' 5.48'' W (-76.75°)
Elevation26.66m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-04-16 22:45 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-04-17 02:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle101°
Moving
Facing azimuth163.22°
First azimuth107.69°
First elevation27°
Last azimuth130.95°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksthe object entered my field of vision to my left, it descended as I reported, it seemed to me a lead 'ball' was trailed by several smaller balls, flying along the same track...I thought it was an airplane breaking up. It also seemed to get larger as it progressed....tho not brighter.