Reports Report 1872ai (Event 1872-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1872-2017
Name Renee L
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks It coincided with the landing flight path at Washing National airport (but higher) But it was much too big, and too fast to be a plane. There was a long, glowing yellow tail.
Address Alexandria, VA
Latitude 38° 46' 34.64'' N (38.78°)
Longitude 77° 3' 34.7'' W (-77.06°)
Elevation 2.31m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-06-06 22:00 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-06-07 02:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 255°
Facing azimuth 97.69°
First azimuth 151.68°
First elevation 22°
Last azimuth 60.18°
Last elevation 19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Red, orange, yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks One large piece appeared to break off