Relatos Relato 1403e (Evento 1403-2021)

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Observador
NomeWilliam S
Grau de Experiência1/5
ObservaçõesHere is my account from Monday, March 8, 2021.Last night, Sunday, March 7, 2021, around 11:30 p.m. EST (unfortunately I did not record the precise time, but I think that it was around 11:30) I happened to observe, while looking east toward the horizon from the 14th floor of a high-rise condo in Bethesda, a bright ball of light in the (perhaps distant) sky. The ball of light was substantially larger than your typical shooting star, maybe the same diameter as a standard pencil eraser viewed from a foot away. The ball of light appeared to be rapidly "descending," at a roughly 45-degree angle and in a roughly linear fashion, from top left to bottom right. I'm not sure whether I saw its entire course, but when I caught sight of the "ball," it was not very far above the horizon. It originated, as far as I could tell, at about the same "height" (although surely in the distant sky) as the various radio towers around Tenleytown and Friendship Heights. The bright ball of light was out of sight (below the horizon) within about 1 second of when I first caught sight of it.This ball of light was remarkable in part because of its size and brightness and in part because it was not directly overhead in the sky where one might expect to observe a shooting star or satellite. Instead, this ball of light was relatively low on the horizon. Its speed was much too fast to have been a satellite or (I think) the International Space Station.
Localização
EndereçoBethesda, MD
Latitude38° 57' 51,65'' N (38,96°)
Longitude 77° 6' 3,04'' W (-77,1°)
Elevação79,08m
Hora e Duração
Data & Hora Local07/03/2021 23:40 EST
Data & Hora Universal08/03/2021 04:40 UT
Duração≈1,5s
Direção
Direção que se moveuDa esquerda alta para direita baixa
Ângulo de descida131°
Movendo-se
De frente ao azimute110°
Primeiro azimute100°
Primeira elevação30°
Último azimute120°
Última elevação
Brilho e cor(es)
Magnitude estelar-23
CorLight Yellow
Som Simultâneo
ObservaçãoNão
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Som com atraso
ObservaçãoNão
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Rastro de poeira (persistente)
ObservaçãoNo
Duração-
Extensão-
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Explosão no final
ObservaçãoNo
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Fragmentação
ObservaçãoNão
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