Reports Report 8001e (Event 8001-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 8001-2020
Observer
NameKaula W
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was driving when I saw it. I caught part of the blue/white tail then it burst into flames for a few seconds. Into what would be a fire ball. You could see the black roughness to it as the yellow and red flames were all over parts of it. Then I lost it, either when it hit the ground or went out of sight. It really seemed so close. Like if I would have turned my car around I could have seen it on the ground.
Location
AddressBig Stone Gap, VA
Latitude36° 51' 12.64'' N (36.85°)
Longitude 82° 45' 24.77'' W (-82.76°)
Elevation553.28m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-12-21 21:45 EST
UT Date & Time2020-12-22 02:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle152°
Moving
Facing azimuth21.9°
First azimuth15.59°
First elevation
Last azimuth24.19°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorLight Blue, Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-