Reports Report 1511ci (Event 1511-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1511-2014
Observer
NameJoe B
Experience Level1/5
RemarksMy wife and I both saw the fireball as we were driving. Our observation is a composite of what we saw. We thought it was a fairly local event and are surprised to learn that the fireball apparently occurred in Virginia and was observed over such a wide area.
Location
AddressGaithersburg, MD
Latitude39° 12' 38.8'' N (39.21°)
Longitude 77° 10' 14.61'' W (-77.17°)
Elevation143.78m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-07-17 22:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2014-07-18 02:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth190°
First azimuth-
First elevation31°
Last azimuth155.55°
Last elevation19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksSaw it streaking across the sky with fiery extrusions shooting from the lower part. Not sure if the "extrusions" actually separated from main fireball.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-