Reports Report 1992cm (Event 1992-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1992-2016
Observer
NameBarry C
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThis was one of the brightest objects I have ever observed falling through Earth's atmosphere
Location
AddressRichmond, VA
Latitude37° 35' 50.55'' N (37.6°)
Longitude 77° 30' 52.26'' W (-77.51°)
Elevation66.47m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-06-07 20:43 EDT
UT Date & Time2016-06-08 00:43 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle193°
Moving
Facing azimuth143.61°
First azimuth140.58°
First elevation43°
Last azimuth142.48°
Last elevation29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe object fell leaving a very long, bright tail, then the head got very bright before it disappeared
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThere appeared to be brightly burning pieces detaching and falling away as the largest object fell