Reports Report 1511dl (Event 1511-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1511-2014
Observer
NameJessica T
Experience Level1/5
RemarksWe were facing towards the direction of prince William hospital. It was very bright and we first thought it was just a shooting star but it was much much closer than any shooting star I have ever seen, lasted many seconds longer, and was very large in comparison. It seemed far away from us but still very big. It was bright orange with yellow trailing behind it. Heading at a downward angle and it seemed to have a small explosion and then there was no more light and it was gone. We assumed it had burned out before hitting the earth. I have never seen one before this but after hearing a report on the radio stating that others in Virginia had seen a fireball earlier in the day, I then realized that it must have been a fireball and that I was able to report it here. Overall, very cool and not something I think I may ever see again. :)
Location
AddressManassas, VA
Latitude38° 46' 7.12'' N (38.77°)
Longitude 77° 29' 11.48'' W (-77.49°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-07-17 22:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2014-07-18 02:00 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth180°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth135°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorOrange with yellow tail until it seemed to burn out
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksSeemed to have a small explosion just prior to it burning out. It did not seem to go all the way down to the ground.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-