Reports Report 5942ay (Event 5942-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5942-2021
Observer
NameSL S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt lasted a very short time but it appeared to be moving up instead of down. Though the bright burst of light was circular with the light yellow tails appearing above and below so I could be wrong with the direction. It was vertical with very little, if any, angle. Very surprising and very cool. I had no idea what it was until I got home and saw other images of fireballs.
Location
AddressStephens City, VA
Latitude39° 4' 14.72'' N (39.07°)
Longitude 78° 14' 1.09'' W (-78.23°)
Elevation237.81m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-09-24 20:50 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-09-25 00:50 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle
Moving
Facing azimuth331.43°
First azimuth342.02°
First elevation42°
Last azimuth355.09°
Last elevation49°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorLight Blue, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksVery bright burst of bluish white light
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-