Reports Report 929by (Event 929-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 929-2010
Observer
NameRandy M
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThe tail, as well as being very bright, was very wide maybe by as much as half a degree, somewhat irregular but not jagged and the path was straight.
Location
AddressSilver Spring, MD
Latitude39° 3' 1.15'' N (39.05°)
Longitude 76° 55' 45.08'' W (-76.93°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-28 18:45 EST
UT Date & Time2010-12-28 23:45 UT
Duration?
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth45°
First azimuth-1°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth-1°
Last elevation75°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Colorwhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksAn exploding irregular shape reminding me of a magnesium spark and the tail extinguished with the flash.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-