Reports Report 1030d (Event 1030-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1030-2020
Observer
NameDeb W
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThe ball appeared just below and to the right of the crescent moon. It was larger than anything I've ever seen. It was the same dimensions as the moon, had it been full. It was slower than the quick streak of a shooting star. It was the size that was stunning! The front tip glowed orange. The ball itself was a fuzzy white. It was so large that it seemed close, and my daughter and I actually expected to see or hear an impact.
Location
AddressMechanicsville, VA
Latitude37° 34' 56.16'' N (37.58°)
Longitude 77° 19' 36.99'' W (-77.33°)
Elevation44.9m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-02-29 22:24 EST
UT Date & Time2020-03-01 03:24 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle136°
Moving
Facing azimuth291.65°
First azimuth288.14°
First elevation23°
Last azimuth283.96°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorOrange, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-