Reports Report 929e (Event 929-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 929-2010
Observer
NameRandy S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt was one of the more spectacular things I\'ve seen while walking the dog.
Location
AddressSouth Riding, VA
Latitude38° 53' 31.87'' N (38.89°)
Longitude 77° 31' 56.55'' W (-77.53°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-28 18:30 EST
UT Date & Time2010-12-28 23:30 UT
Duration≈3s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth45°
First azimuth50°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth35°
Last elevation40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Colorwhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksI waited patiently for any sound but there was none. The object appeared so close I was sure there would be something but there wasn\\\'t.
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration3s
Length20°
Remarksbright white, solid train which fragmented just before it disappeared. The train was thinnest right to left as the object moved toward the right and then broke apart. There was no smoke, after glow, or sound. The object was first seen in the NE and it tracked towards the NW.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
RemarksThe object fragmented into possibly 5-9 smaller white pieces. There was no flash.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-