Reports Report 1362bj (Event 1362-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1362-2017
Observer
NamePeggy W
Experience Level3/5
RemarksAn awesome sight. I was driving, so couldn't stare quite as intently as I would have liked to. I was 1.5 miles south of the Amvets bridge, and the fireball was ahead of me, directly in my line of sight, well above the treetops. Thanks for collecting all this good information!
Location
AddressYorktown Heights, NY
Latitude41° 13' 8.34'' N (41.22°)
Longitude 73° 48' 46.64'' W (-73.81°)
Elevation161.55m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-04-14 22:05 EDT
UT Date & Time2017-04-15 02:05 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle350°
Moving
Facing azimuth343.5°
First azimuth344.96°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth352.9°
Last elevation48°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorYellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThere were two smaller "pieces" below the large ball, and then they all disappeared, as a huge fireworks display would. The lowest piece was the smallest, almost like a tail.