Reports Report 2207g (Event 2207-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2207-2012
Observer
NameJoanna W
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI was outside walking my dog around 1:00AM on Dec 15th. I was looking almost straight up into the sky looking for some meteors, when a very red (As bright as Betelguese but slightly more vibrant red) was slowly, slowly making its way across high across the sky in a straight line going away from me. As I have 20/20 vision, there were absolutely no blinking of lights as to determine it was an aeroplane. (Which at first glance is what I thought it was.) However, it was a deep, crimson red that just slowly made its way through the sky and disappeared from sight. Saw no explosion or trails, nor smoke. Just faded from my visibility after approx 20 seconds or more. There was one other person with me when this occurred and will concur that this happened and thst what we saw was most definitely not an plane.... which after searching the web, led us to the term "Fireball" and this forum.
Location
AddressHarrisonburg, VA
Latitude38° 27' 3.45'' N (38.45°)
Longitude 78° 50' 44.03'' W (-78.85°)
Elevation434.18m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-12-14 01:00 EST
UT Date & Time2012-12-14 06:00 UT
Duration?
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle305°
Moving
Facing azimuth70.1°
First azimuth109.22°
First elevation87°
Last azimuth55.97°
Last elevation85°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorRed
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-