Reports Report 1414hw (Event 1414-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1414-2019
Observer
NameNancy S
Experience Level4/5
RemarksHundreds of commuters were on I84, their brake lights indicated how many others witnessed it! I've heard a blast during previous sightings but I was unfortunately in my car this time.
Location
AddressEast Hartford, CT
Latitude41° 45' 59.84'' N (41.77°)
Longitude 72° 37' 22.27'' W (-72.62°)
Elevation12.86m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-03-28 06:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-03-28 10:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle96°
Moving
Facing azimuth250.37°
First azimuth188.42°
First elevation32°
Last azimuth327.15°
Last elevation19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length80°
RemarksExtremely bright smoke trail, widened & brightened as it crossed horizontally with slight vertical downward track. The fireball went black, but train lasted a few seconds.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-