Reports Report 340adv (Event 340-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 340-2016
Observer
NameJen S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt was a lot of fire. I was much closer than the videos your site has shared. It was much larger than those videos from my location. The fire seemed to be erupting on the left side, slightly downward(direction it traveled) and the flames shot over the top of it like Sun flares randomly before it disappeared. It had a 35-40 degree downward angle....i shouldn't use math haha, it was a straight path down to my left and not quite as low as a diagnal line coming from the right angle corner I'd use as where it first appeared. You could see the object the flames engulfed....is guess meteor. Never seen one so close.
Location
AddressJoint Base Andrews, MD
Latitude38° 48' 18.68'' N (38.81°)
Longitude 76° 53' 50.21'' W (-76.9°)
Elevation79.21m
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 Angle246°
Moving
Facing azimuth320.23°
First azimuth346.56°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth317.77°
Last elevation38°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-27
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-