Reports Report 3272c (Event 3272-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3272-2013
Observer
NameLaura S
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI saw it through a sheer curtain on a glass door, so I only saw it for a few seconds (due to the frame of door), therefore it's hard to be certain. It looked like a comet or meteor from a movie or an illegal firework dud or something falling from the sky on fire. I grabbed my phone and jumped in my car to go see if it maybe landed nearby because I wasn't sure what it was, but was convinced it was something that hit the ground. It was so close!. Unfortunately, I didn't find anything. When I got home, I went onto the internet and that's when I learned of this website and the Geminid meteor shower taking place this late evening/early morning. I then bundled up and went outside for about 45min. and saw almost a dozen meteors, one of which was bright and long, but nowhere close to the incredible fireball that initially stole my attention. It was big and bright and so amazingl!!!
Location
AddressAshburn, VA
Latitude38° 59' 3.78'' N (38.98°)
Longitude 77° 32' 26.75'' W (-77.54°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-12-13 00:10 EST
UT Date & Time2013-12-13 05:10 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth315°
First azimuth315°
First elevation90°
Last azimuth315°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
Colorbright white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length40°
RemarksLike a white bottle rocket; looked like it was really close by.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-