Reports Report 1511co (Event 1511-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1511-2014
Observer
NameM E
Experience Level1/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressMidlothian, VA
Latitude37° 30' 55.58'' N (37.52°)
Longitude 77° 40' 47.61'' W (-77.68°)
Elevation86.11m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-07-17 21:40 EDT
UT Date & Time2014-07-18 01:40 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth97.2°
First azimuth101.64°
First elevation79°
Last azimuth97.31°
Last elevation24°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorBlue, Green, Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration0.5s
Length20°
RemarksIt reminded me of the remains of a gold firework trail after it explodes and is falling to the ground. Once the meteor burned out, it came straight down, streaked gold "sparkles" and there may have been a smoke trail at the end. It was very fast, but I distinctly remember the gold sparkle burnout.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-