Reports Report 340agn (Event 340-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 340-2016
Observer
NameCindy K
Experience Level2/5
RemarksAt first I thought an airplane was on fire. I expected to see or hear an explosion / smoke plume when it hit the ground - but when it burned out I realized it was likely a meteor. (Although I did check the news when I got home to be sure.) Largest one I've ever seen.
Location
AddressCharlottesville, VA
Latitude38° 2' 30.5'' N (38.04°)
Longitude 78° 28' 33.72'' W (-78.48°)
Elevation118.22m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-01-30 18:15 EST
UT Date & Time2016-01-30 23:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle316°
Moving
Facing azimuth43.84°
First azimuth26.54°
First elevation46°
Last azimuth340.02°
Last elevation36°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorLight Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-