Reports Report 2415ah (Event 2415-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2415-2022
Observer
NameLinda W
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was driving on a major road, approaching an intersection with street lights and traffic lights, so my estimate of brightness and possibly color will not be accurate compared with how it would have looked in a dark night sky. Trajectory primarily was down and somewhat to the left across my field of vision, much more vertical than horizontal.
Location
AddressOakton, VA
Latitude38° 52' 27.53'' N (38.87°)
Longitude 77° 18' 28.4'' W (-77.31°)
Elevation126.67m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-04-17 22:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2022-04-18 02:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle199°
Moving
Facing azimuth22.23°
First azimuth34.03°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth25.03°
Last elevation14°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksA very brief, sudden but minor increase in brightness immediately prior to vanishing. More like a small surge in brightness rather than a real flash or explosion.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-