Reports Report 2235n (Event 2235-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2235-2019
Observer
NameElena S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThe fireball seems so close just above the rooftops. It was going very fast prior and then changed trajectory.I thought it was a plane as my favorite thing to do is to trace the planes in the sky with my eyes from several nearby large airports when I walk the dog late at night. I saw it very well as i was watching it for some time prior to its explosion into a fireball. I had a thought of going around the golf course behind the houses and searching for a rock that might have fallen from that explosion but then never did.
Location
AddressFairfax, VA
Latitude38° 52' 16.06'' N (38.87°)
Longitude 77° 21' 33.72'' W (-77.36°)
Elevation125.33m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-05-19 22:40 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-05-20 02:40 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle98°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth75.54°
First elevation28°
Last azimuth-
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length30°
Remarksthe train appear to be bluish(?)
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe flying object turned into a ball of fire that fizzed out
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-