Reports Report 929t (Event 929-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 929-2010
Observer
NameJame
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThis sighting was very exciting and slightly creepy at the same time. I was alone at the time but live in a very populated area. There is an airport near by.....this was no airplane!
Location
AddressAlexandria, VA
Latitude38° 46' 18.55'' N (38.77°)
Longitude 77° 3' 23'' W (-77.06°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-28 18:45 EDT
UT Date & Time2010-12-28 23:45 UT
Duration≈3s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth63°
First elevation53°
Last azimuth38°
Last elevation42°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Colorwhite and orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksThe sequence I witnessed was silent.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length-1°
RemarksThe train was a sparking white dust that was very shirt lived.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksAs the object moved closer to the earth in it grew brighter and then burst in to a handful of fragments. The fragments were white and then turned to orange and then dissipated in to the dark sky.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-