Reports Report 929bk (Event 929-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 929-2010
Observer
NameKenneth L
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI\'ve never seen anything like this. I was driving up I-95 from Richmond to Ashland. All of a sudden there was a bright fireball in the sky. Bigger than any shooting star I\'ve ever seen. There were about ten cars in front of me on the highway all who braked hard and slowed down after seeing the object. It travelled from East to West and had a long (2 inches) on my windshield) trail behind it. It was really bright and large. It lasted a couple of seconds then it was gone. I seriously thought it broke through the atmosphere and I was anticipating and second explosion from impact! Nothing else happened. I called some of my family after it happened and to tell them about it.
Location
Addressmidlothian, VA
Latitude37° 42' 37.59'' N (37.71°)
Longitude 77° 26' 55.71'' W (-77.45°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-28 18:45 EST
UT Date & Time2010-12-28 23:45 UT
Duration≈3s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth-1°
First azimuth74°
First elevation77°
Last azimuth155°
Last elevation66°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
ColorWhite then yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length
RemarksIt had a bright white trail which turned yellow after I presume the atmosphere burned the object up
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-