This report has been linked to the following event: Gebeurtenis 8175-2020
Waarnemer
NaamDan S
Ervarings niveau3/5
OpmerkingenThis was observed from the pilot seat flying a cargo aircraft approaching Dulles International Airport, the aircraft was descending through 12,000’. We were on a north easterly heading. The object was spotted at about our 10 o’clock position high in the sky and traveled left to right. Initially some fragments separated but a single burning object continued and disappeared around our 3 o’clock position. The object appeared to continue back towards space because it did not appear to descend towards earth. I would say perhaps the object appeared to skip off the atmosphere. There was nearly a full moon (sky was bright) and clear. The duration of visibility was probably 5 seconds.
locatie
AdresManassas, VA
Breedtegraad38° 43' 32,72'' N (38,73°)
Lengtegraad 77° 30' 43,35'' W (-77,51°)
Hoogte56,17m
Tijd en Duur
Lokale Datum & Tijd29/12/2020 03:20 EST
UT Datum & Tijd29/12/2020 08:20 UT
Tijdsduur≈3,5s
Richting
BeweegrichtingVan boven links naar beneden rechts
Invalshoek94°
Bewegend
Azimut kijkrichting16,76°
Eerste azimut315,36°
Eerste hoogte70°
Laatste azimut81,18°
Laatste hoogte70°
Helderheid en kleur
Ster helderheid-9
KleurOrange, Yellow
Gelijktijdig geluid
WaarnemingOnbekend
Opmerkingen-
Uitgesteld geluid
WaarnemingOnbekend
Opmerkingen-
Nalichtend spoor
WaarnemingNo
Tijdsduur-
Lengte-
Opmerkingen-
Eind lichtflits
WaarnemingNo
Opmerkingen-
Fragmentatie
WaarnemingJa
OpmerkingenInitially there was some fragments, ultimately it continued as a single point