Reports Report 7616b (Event 7616-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 7616-2021
Observer
NameJuli D
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was driving East on the highway and am estimating time & location. It was very bright and looked bigger than a plane flying lower towards a landing. It was very fast coming down at an angle and disappeared beyond the tree line. My passenger saw it too. Much bigger than a falling star and seemed close to earth. I even searched the web for possible plane crash it was that noticeable. I've never seen anything like that before. I had gotten on RT50 E from 295 and had not gotten to 495 yet when I saw it.
Location
AddressGreater Landover, MD
Latitude38° 55' 9.03'' N (38.92°)
Longitude 76° 54' 39.74'' W (-76.91°)
Elevation12.52m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-11-12 20:30 EST
UT Date & Time2021-11-13 01:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle198°
Moving
Facing azimuth51.98°
First azimuth39.59°
First elevation52°
Last azimuth34.49°
Last elevation13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorBlue, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-