Reports Report 4509k (Event 4509-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4509-2016
Observer
NameAmanda W
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was my first shooting star I ever saw! I was driving on my way home, and actually thought it was an airplane crashing to the ground, but it was going way too fast and was very momentary (about 3 seconds and it disappeared). It was brighter than the planes in the area (very clear night) but I was able to see it as I was driving with a lot of traffic around.
Location
AddressPlainsboro Center, NJ
Latitude40° 20' 16.08'' N (40.34°)
Longitude 74° 35' 36.02'' W (-74.59°)
Elevation26.72m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-11-15 18:45 EST
UT Date & Time2016-11-15 23:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle152°
Moving
Facing azimuth118.01°
First azimuth115.31°
First elevation33°
Last azimuth112.77°
Last elevation26°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorGreen, Light Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-