Reports Report 3097t (Event 3097-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3097-2019
Observer
NameRion M
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI was riding in a car, and the meteor was at least as bright as oncoming headlights.
Location
AddressNewport News, VA
Latitude37° 5' 33.48'' N (37.09°)
Longitude 76° 27' 47.01'' W (-76.46°)
Elevation20.57m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-07-20 22:36 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-07-21 02:36 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle187°
Moving
Facing azimuth318°
First azimuth329.03°
First elevation74°
Last azimuth310.77°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorBlue, Light Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length20°
RemarksGlowing, possibly just smoke reflecting city lights. Very faint.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksRoughly doubled in brightness, four or more small fragments dispersed and quickly faded.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-