Reports Report 5441aet (Event 5441-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5441-2020
Observer
NameThomas P
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI had a coworker who saw it on the same highway. Not sure if his exact location.
Location
AddressGretna, VA
Latitude37° 2' 42.82'' N (37.05°)
Longitude 79° 21' 30.46'' W (-79.36°)
Elevation219.03m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-30 06:26 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-30 10:26 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle207°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth27.72°
First elevation81°
Last azimuth357.12°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe flash caught my attention first. I thought it was lightning, then I realized there were no storms nearby. I don't even think it was cloudy.So my mind went to thinking it was an explosion.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThat's when the object caught my eye. It seemed to fragment as it got closer to the horizon