Reports Report 1992ap (Event 1992-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1992-2016
Observer
NameNick C
Experience Level3/5
RemarksBrighter than landing lights from an airliner, left trail of small fragments akin to an ascending firework before breaking into two large fragments of roughly equal size and approximately three times the size of Venus, one smaller fragment the size of Venus, may have been two other fragments of the same size, but was focused on the large fragments. Lost behind trees.
Location
AddressAlexandria, VA
Latitude38° 48' 49.1'' N (38.81°)
Longitude 77° 2' 22.3'' W (-77.04°)
Elevation7.12m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-06-07 20:55 EDT
UT Date & Time2016-06-08 00:55 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle261°
Moving
Facing azimuth190.71°
First azimuth199.83°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth169.73°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksBroke into two large fragments and at least one smaller fragment