Reports Report 2468r (Event 2468-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2468-2021
Observer
NameMark C
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt was an amazing, very large brilliant bright white light with a short comet like tail spread out behind it, traveling very fast. I first noticed it looking directly East out my kitchen window at 5:58am this morning, April 23, 2021. It was moving from my right to my left. I rushed to get my camera, but by the time I got outside to take a video, it was gone, probably below the horizon, because while I was watching it it did not get smaller. I checked NASA Wallops launch schedule but no launches scheduled today. Please email me back and let me know what this was. What a way to start my day! It was truly the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in the sky.
Location
AddressRockbridge Baths, VA
Latitude37° 53' 8.97'' N (37.89°)
Longitude 79° 23' 51.69'' W (-79.4°)
Elevation356.42m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-04-23 05:58 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-04-23 09:58 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle286°
Moving
Facing azimuth100°
First azimuth110°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth60°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
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Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-