Reports Report 3638aiw (Event 3638-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3638-2014
Observer
NameJamie V
Experience Level1/5
RemarksWe were driving north on the NJ turnpike. The location I reported may be a little off because we were moving. I remember seeing a sign for the Six Flags exit right after seeing the meteorite. It was very bright and very low. I have seen shooting stars before but they were always way up in the atmosphere.
Location
AddressAllentown, NJ
Latitude40° 10' 12.54'' N (40.17°)
Longitude 74° 38' 23.87'' W (-74.64°)
Elevation21.44m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-12-29 18:30 EST
UT Date & Time2014-12-29 23:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth50.65°
First azimuth50.31°
First elevation33°
Last azimuth2.9°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
RemarksIt flashed with bright pieces falling off of it and burned out before
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksBright pieces were coming off and then it burned out. I should mention it was VERY close to the ground, like in the range where you'd expect to see planes taking off/landing. I wouldn't be surprised if part of it made it to the ground.