Reports Report 3638bbc (Event 3638-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3638-2014
Observer
NameAntoinette M
Experience Level1/5
Remarksit was a very clear night. it appeared close and large. my husband was driving. we were heading north. it appeared on the right side of the car and it was long enough for me to hold my breath as I thought it was a plane crashing. My husband, who was driving, then saw it, even though it started out high in the sky, it came down at a very sharp angle.
Location
AddressSaddle River, NJ
Latitude41° 1' 32.39'' N (41.03°)
Longitude 74° 6' 8.22'' W (-74.1°)
Elevation40.39m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-12-29 18:35 EST
UT Date & Time2014-12-29 23:35 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth0.07°
First azimuth71.85°
First elevation67°
Last azimuth10.77°
Last elevation66°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration4s
Length30°
Remarksbright and glowing white, looked like a long train of fragments. it was moving so fast. at first I thought it was a fireball of a plane breaking into fragments. bright bright white. like a lot of shooting stars coming out of the fireball.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksdescribed on previous screen. I first i thought it was a plane disintegrating. long, bright white, like a fireworks trail.