Reports Report 2978h (Event 2978-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2978-2021
Observer
NameStephen M
Experience Level2/5
RemarksAppeared completely out of nowhere, 2-5 second burst of bright fireball followed closely by a tail or trail of debri/light. Was in a southwest direction. Almost left field of view as I was looking at the full moon.
Location
AddressStephens City, VA
Latitude39° 6' 23.52'' N (39.11°)
Longitude 78° 10' 58.14'' W (-78.18°)
Elevation223.84m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-05-25 22:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-05-26 02:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle359°
Moving
Facing azimuth133.52°
First azimuth130.14°
First elevation43°
Last azimuth131.49°
Last elevation41°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorBetween white and light yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksTrail of light/debris after first initial fireball directly behind it