Reports Report 3638amk (Event 3638-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3638-2014
Observer
NameBrian S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was driving home from work in Purchase on the Merritt Parkway in Greenwich. The flash appeared briefly from right to left when I was driving north I believe between exits 28 and 29. I thought it might have been a plane on fire since I was near Westchester airport, but I thought it was too small to be a plane, then I thought it may have been fireworks, but that too was weird since it was traveling horizontally instead of vertically and also a very sparsely populated area and odd time of the evening for fireworks. I forgot all about this until I saw the report online today. Glad the mystery is solved on what it was!
Location
AddressGreenwich, CT
Latitude41° 4' 40.06'' N (41.08°)
Longitude 73° 40' 4.18'' W (-73.67°)
Elevation64.33m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-12-29 18:30 EST
UT Date & Time2014-12-29 23:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth20°
First azimuth50°
First elevation39°
Last azimuth359°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorPink, Orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-