Berichte Bericht 31ff (Ereignis 31-2019)

Dieser Bericht wurde mit folgendem Ereignis in Zusammenhang gebracht: Ereignis 31-2019
Beobachter
NameMarc D
Erfahrungslevel4/5
Bemerkungenam also a retired Air Force officer with experience observing day/night aircraft operations, ICBM launches & re-entries. This observation did not appear to be an aircraft landing light although it did resemble a reentry vehicle. It was as bright as an aircraft landing light, which I'm accustomed to seeing frequently over the Potomac River, since I live south of Washington DC and often see airliners on final approach to DCA airport. However, those usually appear bright just for a second as the aircraft turns head on to me then fade quickly as they then turn northbound, when I'll usually see their anti-collision/navigation lights. This fireball was as bright as a landing light as seen from a mile or two, but was distinctly elliptical in shape and moving from north to south in my field of view, with a small trail behind it (perhaps a few degrees in length). What was especially interesting was the heavy degree of cloud cover this morning (unable to see any early morning planets like Venus or Jupiter that I usually see in the southeast when I'm leaving around 06:20-06:30L to catch the train)...this fireball was either in a small area between cloud bands or may've actually appeared to be below a higher altitude cloud layer at a lesser distance(?)...difficult to gauge the parallax as to the clouds' altitude and distance in the dark, but the cloud layer was about 30 degrees above the trees, and the fireball was seen just above the trees.
Ort
AdresseWoodbridge, VA
Geographische Breite38° 36' 45,27'' N (38,61°)
Geographische Länge 77° 15' 16,33'' W (-77,25°)
Höhe21,18m
Uhrzeit und Dauer
Datum & Uhrzeit (Ortszeit)09.01.2019 06:35 EST
Datum & Uhrzeit (UT)09.01.2019 11:35 UT
Dauer≈3,5s
Richtung
BewegungsrichtungVon links oben nach rechts unten
Winkel100°
Richtung
Blickrichtung Azimut89,55°
Beginn Azimut83,77°
Beginn Höhe27°
Ende Azimut102,61°
Ende Höhe25°
Helligkeit und Farbe
Helligkeit-19
FarbeWhite
Begleitgeräusch
BeobachtungNein
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Spätere Geräusche
BeobachtungNein
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Nachleuchten
BeobachtungNo
Dauer-
Länge-
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Endblitz
BeobachtungNo
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Teilung
BeobachtungNein
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