Reports Report 340aae (Event 340-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 340-2016
Observer
NameWilliam H
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis looked like a impact within 10 miles, not something distant !
Location
AddressCarson, VA
Latitude37° 2' 40.55'' N (37.04°)
Longitude 77° 23' 8.25'' W (-77.39°)
Elevation43.34m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-01-30 18:16 EST
UT Date & Time2016-01-30 23:16 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle210°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth3.21°
First elevation70°
Last azimuth350.44°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe large white ball looked like a firework. The fragmented parts broke loose and flashed bight, then went out. the larger portion remained intact, flashed very brightly, and went out just. It looked amazing close. I would have guessed it to have hit within 10 miles. I felt it was so close, I was looking at the ground for a flash inpact fire, but there was none. It reminded me of that fireball they filmed over Russia a few years ago.