Reports Report 3638av (Event 3638-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3638-2014
Observer
NameKerrie G
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThis was the brightest, bluest meteor I've ever seen and the glowing trail and the breaking apart was equally consistent the entire length until it left the atmosphere. It was totally by chance that I was in the right place at the right time. I was walking my dog but had paused to take a big inhale of the smell of the night air and I was looking directly at the spot in the sky when I heard the noise and saw it appear.
Location
AddressPlumsted Township, NJ
Latitude40° 4' 19.43'' N (40.07°)
Longitude 74° 31' 25.65'' W (-74.52°)
Elevation24.26m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-12-29 18:40 EST
UT Date & Time2014-12-29 23:40 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth40.05°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth321.75°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorBlue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksIt sounded like when you strike a match when it entered and then the sound faded
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration4s
Length50°
RemarksA bright, glowing blue train, and pieces were breaking off all the way until the end
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksas it entered the atmosphere, it started with a bright whiteish blue flash
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksit came in like a fireball and it was breaking up and leaving a bright blue trail the entire length