Reports Report 929do (Event 929-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 929-2010
Observer
NameKaren
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI would love to know if I actually saw a fireball/meteor or if it was just a firework, but it really didn\'t seem like anything I\'d ever seen before.
Location
AddressColumbia, MD
Latitude39° 12' 45.37'' N (39.21°)
Longitude 76° 53' 20.04'' W (-76.89°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-28 18:50 EST
UT Date & Time2010-12-28 23:50 UT
Duration?
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth-1°
First azimuth43°
First elevation39°
Last azimuth301°
Last elevation37°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Colororange, red, white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length30°
RemarksThere was a bright glowing object moving right to left straight across the sky. It resembled a firework but there was no sound and it was too high up. After it flamed out, there was a smoke trail that glowed. My neighbor saw it, too.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarkssmall glittery light
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-