Reports Report 929dt (Event 929-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 929-2010
Observer
NameMaureen G
Experience Level1/5
RemarksHusband is a NASA astronomer, and he described it as a bolide as we saw it- very impressive sight!
Location
AddressLaurel, MD
Latitude39° 3' 42.92'' N (39.06°)
Longitude 76° 51' 29.04'' W (-76.86°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-28 18:51 EST
UT Date & Time2010-12-28 23:51 UT
Duration≈3s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth-1°
First azimuth146°
First elevation90°
Last azimuth171°
Last elevation90°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-4
ColorBlue-white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length30°
RemarksIt was a fireball that dissolved into a glowing train that sparked and flashed- Astronomer husband (with me) described it as a Bolide
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksBright ball- blue white- long trail with bright flash with sparks- after flash, saw separation w/ several brief streaks
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-